Their HopeTheir Hope

Proactivity is key. For the disadvantaged, we believe this is best accomplished through sustainable incomes made possible by unhindered careers. For the displaced, we believe a hand up instead of a hand out enables us to provide access toward a new beginning in an unfamiliar context.

As of the end of 2015, our core construction training program has seen this hope come about among our friends and now coworkers:

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Second-year students in process to receive trade certification.
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Second-year students receiving core certification.
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First-year students who completed the program found work in their related trade.
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Second-year students in process to receive core certification.
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First-year students receiving trade certification.

Some added perspective to these numbers:

 

[ 5 9 % ]
First-year retention rate for those entering a 2- to 4-year private, nonprofit educational degree program.*
[ 7 4 . 3 5 % ]
The Lantern Project Core Construction Retention Rate.
[ 6 5 % ]
Graduation rate within 6 years of starting a 4-year program.**
[ 6 9 . 2 % ]
The Lantern Project Trade Training Graduation Rate.
[ $ 1 , 5 0 0 ]
The cost per student for us to provide the program, help them finish and receive a job in their specified trade.

 

*U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Spring 2014, Enrollment component; and Fall 2012, Institutional Characteristics component. See Digest of Education Statistics 2014, table 326.30.
**U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Spring 2014, Graduation Rates component. See Digest of Education Statistics 2014, table 326.10.