WorkingNation, a nonprofit campaign founded in 2016 by venture capitalist Arthur Bilger to explore unemployment and present economic solutions, has received a $750,000 grant from Lumina Foundation.
Bilger runs Shelter Capital Partners in Westwood, a private investment fund focused on technology companies in the media, wireless communication, enterprise software, and semi-conductor industries. WorkingNation also is located in Westwood.
The grant from the Indianapolis-based foundation will support original video and digital journalism intended to increase awareness and understanding of the future of work. The foundation focuses on increasing the number of Americans with college degrees and other credentials beyond high school.
“Lumina Foundation is the country’s leader in advocating for postsecondary training and education as the avenue to a sustainable future,” Bilger said in a statement.
The two-year grant represents Lumina Foundation’s first large-scale media commitment to highlighting the changing world of work in the United States.
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