Michael Collins is Vice President at JFF, a national nonprofit transforming our nation’s education and workforce systems to accelerate economic advancement for all. He serves on JFF’s executive team and provides leadership for JFF’s programs. For the last 16 years he led a multi-state postsecondary reform network working to increase completion rates for learners from low income-backgrounds by supporting individual colleges and state postsecondary systems to identify and implement evidence-based practices and practitioner-informed policies through reform initiatives such as Achieving the Dream, The Developmental Education Initiative, Completion by Design, the Student Success Center Initiative, and the American Association of Community Colleges Pathways Project. He leads a new JFF effort to increase equity in education, employment, earnings, and economic mobility outcomes for underserved populations in our economy with a special emphasis on Black learners and workers.
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