The Workforce Impacts of Tuition-Free College Programs

The Campaign for Free College Tuition (CFCT) and the W.E. Upjohn Institute invite you to a virtual conference entitled The Workforce Impacts of Tuition-Free College Programs



Friday, April 23, 2021

1:00 to 2:30 p.m. EST


Virtual Conference (conference link provided upon RSVP)

Highlights will include:

  • Opening remarks from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
  • The dissemination of Strada Education Network-funded research on workforce outcomes from three Promise programs – The Kalamazoo Promise, Knox Achieves, and The Pittsburgh Promise. Michelle Miller-Adams and Brad Hershbein from the W.E. Upjohn Institute will be presenting on The Kalamazoo Promise, Celeste Carruthers from the University of Tennessee will be presenting on Knox Achieves, and Lindsay Page from the University of Pittsburgh will be presenting on The Pittsburgh Promise.
  • Q and A sessions with the researchers.
  • A concluding Promise program practitioner panel featuring Krissy DeAlejandro, Executive Director of tnAchieves; Saleem Ghubril, Executive Director of The Pittsburgh Promise; and Von Washington, Executive Director of Community Relations, The Kalamazoo Promise.

We hope you can join us for this important conversation! Please register today to confirm your attendance.

Special thanks to the Strada Education Network for supporting the workforce outcomes research and this virtual conference.


Questions: Contact CFCT at [email protected]


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