Ascend in the News

Learn about the impact of our work on Indiana job seekers and the statewide labor market.

In the News

Chalkbeat

How Indianapolis Education Gaps Tie to Income Inequality

November 09, 2021

Regarding a recent Business Equity for Indy (BEI) report, Jason Kloth, Ascend's President and CEO, is quoted talking about the critical importance of addressing racial equity gaps in education outcomes if we wish to diversify our workplaces and ensure all Hoosiers have access to good and promising jobs.

Read Article

IIB

Funding to Fuel Statewide Expansion of Ascend Job Platform

November 05, 2021

Ascend President and CEO, Jason Kloth, and Roche Diagnostics Head of People and Culture, Bridget Boyle, discussed the expansion of the Ascend Network to serve job seekers and employers on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick.

Read Article

IIB

Ascend Indiana Using $23.8M to Revamp its Online Job Network

November 03, 2021

Ascend announced $23.8 million in fundraising, which is being leveraged to expand the organization and improve the Ascend Network, our online job platform, to better connect job seekers to career pathways and expand services to help bridge gaps in workforce needs.

Read Article


Press Releases

Racial disparities in education and workforce limit opportunities for individuals and talent for employers

November 09, 2021

An analysis and report by Business Equity for Indy's (BEI) Learning and Talent Opportunities Taskforce, of which Ascend is a key member, finds poor K-12 outcomes, high waiver diploma usage, and declining college enrollment among the key factors in education and workforce opportunity gaps in Indiana and Marion County.

Read Article

Ascend Indiana enhances Network job platform in preparation for statewide expansion, raises more than $23 million

November 03, 2021

Ascend Indiana has raised $23.8 million to expand its organization and enhance the infrastructure for the Ascend Network, the proven online job platform that has helped thousands of job seekers find a job, internship, or training opportunity in Indiana that matches their interests and skills.

Read Article

Ascend Indiana helps expand youth apprenticeships statewide with new national funding partnership

June 03, 2021

Ascend is expanding its efforts to provide high school students with new high-quality college and career apprenticeship pathways that impart the foundational skills, experiences, social capital and credentials they need to thrive in a rapidly changing economy. Ascend is spearheading a coordinated effort of statewide leaders to guide the expansion of youth apprenticeships in Indiana. To advance these efforts, Ascend has received $1 million in support from Bloomberg Philanthropies – part of a $2 million statewide investment through the Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship (PAYA) – to support state and local partners across Indiana.

Read Article


Media and Press

Request brand assets and make media inquiries to:

Kate Broshears
Vice President of External Relations
(317) 532-4786
kate.broshears@ascendindiana.com