The following video and infographic were developed based on a study conducted by College Count$ to assess outcomes of the Career Pathways Initiative (CPI) in Arkansas. This assessment was funded by WRF, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. Click here to learn more about the impact CPI has had on student success, social network development, and economic opportunities for residents benefitting from Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) funding.
CollegeCount$ is a groundbreaking, ongoing study that is expected to show that when a public investment is made in the education and training of economically at-risk adults, programs like CPI significantly improve the economic mobility of participants as well as increase economic growth for their families, their communities, and their state.
College Count$ is currently seeking funding for the next phase of research to make the case statement that participation in CPI results in increased employment across Arkansas, statewide economic growth thanks to increased tax revenue, and a reduction in public assistance needed by CPI participants and their families. We are continuing to learn how CPI increases economic mobility and how this model can be used within communities throughout the US.