Hadass Sheffer’s passion and career center on lifting up the often invisible talent pool of adult learners in the postsecondary education and economic ecosystem. Hadass is the founding President of The Graduate! Network, Inc., a non-profit organization that works nationally to increase the number of adults with college degrees, for social and economic gains. The Graduate! approach, which she pioneered in 2005 as Graduate! Philadelphia with co-founders Sallie Glickman and David Thornburgh, recognizes the potential of those with some college but no degree to finish a credential and activate the personal, economic and societal rewards of investment in postsecondary education. Prior, she directed campus-community partnerships and national initiatives Imagining America and Humanities@Work at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Hadass holds an MBA (Temple University), ABD in Linguistics (University of Pennsylvania) and a B.A. in Linguistics (The Hebrew University in Jerusalem)
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