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Part 3: Pathways to Social Mobility—The Outlook for Adults

Updated: Dec 13, 2023


Parents playing with their child. Text: Policy Forum Series: Part 3. Pathways to Social Mobility—The Outlook for Adults. October 24, 2023. 4-5:30 p.m. EST.
OCT 24, 2023 | 4:00PM EST

Join the Coalition for Career Development (CCD) Center and the Boston University Wheelock Center for Future Readiness for the third in a three-part policy forum series.


Significant challenges prevent one-third of adults from earning a living wage. How can we ensure they are set up for economic self-sufficiency?


On Tuesday, October 24, 2023, from 4-5:30 p.m. EST, policymakers and practitioners will examine our nation’s efforts to support adults in owning a home, providing for their children, and meeting their family’s basic needs.


Attendees will learn about strategies to improve the outlook for adults, including by:

  • Increasing access to career planning;

  • Reducing college debt; and

  • Expanding pathways to social mobility.


Related Resources

While many adults who complete four or more years of postsecondary education are promised a bright economic future, the outlook is less bright for adults from historically underrepresented backgrounds (e.g., Black, Latinx, Indigenous adults) as well as people with disabilities—including those with mental health conditions.


Watch the webinar recording and explore resources shared by attendees.


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