This resource guide was initially developed as part of the Middle-Skill STEM Pathways Initiative, generously funded by the Helmsley Charitable Trust. 


JFF logoAspen Institute

Jobs for the Future (JFF) staff Dr. Barbara Endel and Lexie Waugh, provided the leadership and technical assistance for this important network of 17 colleges building STEM guided pathways. This project is being revised in 2021-22 as part of the College’s Equitable Pathways and Retention work with the Aspen Institute. We hope you find this resource guide helpful.


Helmsley Charitable Trust

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust aspires to improve lives by supporting exceptional nonprofits and other mission-aligned organizations in the U.S. and worldwide in health, selected place-based initiatives, and education and human services.

We strive to make a meaningful impact in these areas, employing our significant financial assets and a rigorous and results-oriented approach, and a keen understanding of the relevant issues, needs, and opportunities. 



Achieving the Dream, Inc. is a national nonprofit dedicated to helping community college students, particularly low-income students and students of color, stay in school and earn a college degree or credential. Evidence-based, student-centered, and built on the values of equity and excellence, Achieving the Dream is closing achievement gaps and accelerating student success nationwide. Conceived as an initiative in 2004 by Lumina Foundation and seven founding partner organizations, Achieving the Dream now leads the most comprehensive non-governmental reform movement for student success in higher education history.