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Campus Compact - Based on the idea that postsecondary education is uniquely positioned to help Americans understand the history and challenges of a complex democracy, Campus Compact is a coalition of nearly 600 college and university presidents who have made a commitment to support and expand community service-learning activities on their campuses. Check out this Web site to find out about publications and resources related to the civic benefits of postsecondary education as well as awards, grants and member services for higher education service-learning opportunities. ...

Jobs for the Future - Jobs for the Future is an organization that attempts to increase economic advancement for low-income youth and adults by increasing educational opportunity and attainment. Of particular interest is the “Double the Numbers” project which seeks to boost the number of low-income citizens completing education and training beyond high school. This section of the Web site features new research and a public opinion survey on the benefits of postsecondary education. ...

The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education - As an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, this center prepares action-oriented analyses of pressing policy issues facing the states and the nation regarding opportunity and achievement in higher education, including two- and four-year, public and private, for-profit and nonprofit institutions. This site covers a variety of issues related to higher education, including the benefits of a postsecondary education. ...

U.S. Census Bureau Voting and Registration - This Web site provides information on reported voting and registration by various demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, as well as projections of the voting-age population by age, race, Hispanic origin and gender derived from administrative data produced every other year in anticipation of the elections. ...

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) - CAEL is a nonprofit organization concerned with providing increased access to postsecondary education for adults. By partnering with colleges and universities, government, and business and labor leaders, CAEL hopes to improve both the quality and benefits of postsecondary education for adult learners. ...

U.S. Census Bureau - This Web site features employment data on a state-by-state basis. Of particular importance to policymakers are the breakdowns of data along ethnic and racial lines, making it possible to see where these populations are increasing or decreasing in relation to employment opportunities. ...

U.S. Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics - The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides comprehensive employment data to the general public. This site is especially useful for examining employment/unemployment rates on a state-by-state basis in greater detail. Policymakers should also find the section on “Wages, Earnings and Benefits” helpful in judging the health of their own state economy. ...

The National Information Center for Higher Education Policymaking and Analysis - This Web site, presented by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, features the most up-to-date data and information regarding postsecondary education. The section on “Employment” features the most recent data relating to employment and economic issues for all 50 states, including maps, charts and key policy questions....

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