June 18, 2009
Collaboration for Education
Partnerships between charities and community colleges help steer low-skilled workers toward better careers
Melissa Edmanson, 21, wanted to go to college after she graduated from her Centreville, Va., high school in 2005. But as the chief breadwinner for her parents, who are both disabled, and two younger siblings, Ms. Edmanson couldn't afford to quit her job at a local grocery store.
Then she learned about Training Futures, a program run by Northern