Building an Adult-Friendly Postsecondary Policy Framework

Jobs for the Future, a national nonprofit committed to accelerating the transformation of the American workforce and education systems, presented their state policy framework for engaging and supporting adults through college and toward fulfillment of their career goals. JFF highlighted both proven and emerging strategies that states and community partners can undertake to better serve adults, especially at a time of massive disruption to the economy and higher education. NGA facilitated several opportunities for state teams discuss and share best practices in this area throughout the 90 minute webinar.

Resource Bank

Framing Materials

Jobs for the Future Reports and Resources

Resources from State and Institutional Examples


  • David Altstadt, Associate Director, Jobs for the Future
  • Ashley Bliss Lima, Senior Program Manager, Jobs for the Future
  • Jennifer Freeman, Director, Jobs for the Future
  • Sam Finn, Senior Program Manager, Jobs for the Future


  • Jon Alfuth, NGA Education, NGA Center for Best Practices