American Graduate: Getting to Work

Public Media Initiative to Advance Education and Career Readiness

KLRU received a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) for the American Graduate: Getting to Work initiative to help advance education and career readiness locally. The station will work with partners in Central Texas to assess workforce challenges and opportunities, and to produce content highlighting individuals as they pursue a variety of pathways leading to high-demand jobs and liveable wages. For more information, read KLRU's press release announcing the local launch of the initiative.

Local Partners

  • Austin Community College
  • the Office of the Mayor of the City of Austin
  • University of Texas at Austin: Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources
  • Travis County Judge’s Office
  • Workforce Solutions Capital Area


The Austin Metro Area Master Community Workforce Plan (June 2017) lays out an ambitious agenda for collaboration and coordination to improve economically disadvantaged residents’ access to middle-skill jobs.

Previous Work

American Graduate: Let's Make it Happen, an initiative to help communities implement solutions to the high school dropout crisis.

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