Local education group to lead national attainment programs

A Columbus-based organization will be operating a nationwide network of groups trying to raise educational attainment in their communities.

CivicLab, part of the Community Education Coalition of Columbus, has been chosen by the Lumina Foundation to take responsibility for the national Talent Hub network and Lumina’s Community Network.

John Burnett, president of the Community Education Coalition, explains the purpose of the talent hubs.

There are 26 talent hubs across the country, including Columbus, and nearly 100 communities are taking part in the community network, working through local and regional partnerships to improve education outcomes and to foster equity.

The Lumina Foundation will be providing $2 million in funding to the Community Education Coalition to operate the network over the next three years, plus a staff person and will help the organization leverage more funding from other groups Burnett says.