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    C2C in Edmonds Community College

    This article explores the integration of service-learning and peer advocacy in two developmental writing classes at Edmonds Community College. The article is the work of two Edmonds instructors, both part-time faculty, who have designed curriculum and implemented strategies to increase student success and retention based on Connect2Complete (C2C), a Campus Compact model piloted at Edmonds and eight other community colleges between 2012 and 2014. C2C aims to serve vulnerable students through the combined use of course-based peer-to-peer advocacy and peer-assisted service-learning. As students support each other and engage their communities, they develop academically, personally, and as citizens—growth that in turn…

    C2C in Broward College

    Making a smooth transition to college can be an overwhelming experience. Campus Compact’s Connect2Complete (C2C) initiative can ease this transition through intentional and purposeful intervention strategies that increase rates of success and persistence among underprepared, low-income students in community colleges. The Connect2Complete pilot at Broward College promoted a caring and nurturing institutional environment in which faculty utilized peer-to-peer advocacy and peer-assisted service-learning to support student success. Broward’s C2C pilot engaged students as they defined goals, practiced making wise choices, improved classroom communication skills, and made connections with experienced students, staff, faculty and the community. Engaging Students, Engaging Faculty through Connect2Complete…

    C2C in Big Bend Community College

    This article describes the pilot implementation at Big Bend Community College of Connect2Complete (C2C), a program created by Campus Compact with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Through course-based peer-to-peer advocacy and peer-assisted service-learning—C2C supports vulnerable students in achieving academic success and credential completion while they actively engage with their peers, their college, and their broader community. These strategies encourage academic development, social integration, personal development, and civic consciousness—all key factors for student persistence. The article explores the assets and strengths that developmental education students bring to service-learning and to peer advocacy. At Big Bend, the C2C program…

    Peer Advocate Produced C2C Video, Big Bend Community College

    An introduction to a cohort of peer advocates at Big Bend Community College.

    Peer Advocate Produced C2C Video, Owens Community College

    An overview of the C2C program at Owens Community College produced by C2C program participants.

    Peer Advocate, Natalie Fish, Big Bend Community College

    Peer Advocate Natalie Fish introduces herself to his C2C students enrolled in the college College Survival Skills course she is partnered with.  

    Peer Advocate, Edgar Chen, Big Bend Community College

    Peer Advocate Edgar Chen introduces himself to his C2C students enrolled in the college College Survival Skills course he is partnered with.

    Peer Advocate Joey Garcia, Big Bend Community College

    Peer Advocate Joey Garcia introduces himself to his C2C students enrolled in the college College Survival Skills course he is partnered with.

    Peer Advocate Sonia Mendoza, Big Bend Community College

    Peer Advocate Sonia Mendoza introduces himself to his C2C students enrolled in the college College Survival Skills course he is partnered with.

    Peer Advocate Angel Ledezma, Big Bend Community College

    Peer Advocate Angel Ledezma introduces himself to his C2C students enrolled in the college College Survival Skills course he is partnered with.

    Mentor Guide Booklet from College Initiative

    This Mentor Guide Booklet is a resource for mentors working with at-risk youth. It’s main usage is to troubleshoot by recording issues the student is willing to share and suggesting ways to tackle these issues. College Initiative (CI) is a reentry education non-profit that provides postsecondary access and support services for formerly incarcerated and court‐involved New York City residents. CI’ʹs peer mentoring program, matches senior students with incoming students for two consecutive semesters. Mentors offer support and referral services as well as regular assessments of student progress. /wp-content/uploads/2015/04/MentorGuideBooklet-CI.pdf

    Academic College Shock Video

    A video produced by firstinthefamily.org focused on ways that students experience academic college shock as they adjust to the differing demands between high school and college. http://www.firstinthefamily.org/collegeyears/soundslides/AcademicCultureShock/index.html

    Balancing Work and College Video

    A video produced by firstinthefamily.org focused on ways that students can manage work and financial pressures while in college. http://www.firstinthefamily.org/collegeyears/soundslides/Balancing_Work_Studies/index.html

    Balancing School and Family Responsibilities Video

    A video produced by firstinthefamily.org focused on ways that students can balance family responsibilities with college. http://www.firstinthefamily.org/collegeyears/soundslides/FamilyResponsibilities/index.html

    Peer Support Video

    A video produced by firstinthefamily.org focused on the role that peer support can play in supporting student success. http://www.firstinthefamily.org/collegeyears/soundslides/PeerSupport/index.html

    First in the Family Book: Advice About College from First Generation Students, Your College Years

    A book produced by firstinthefamily.org focused on the advice about college from first generation students. http://www.firstinthefamily.org/pdfs/First%20in%20Family_manuscript.pdf

    C2C Peer Advocate Training Webinar 1

    These webinar videos a & B make up the first lesson in a 2-part webinar series that serves as a companion to C2C Resource Guide Appendix 3-2. This Appendix focuses on sample lessons for improving student success: identity & self-concept. This webinar provides strategies for peer advocates and faculty to support C2C students with reflecting on and developing self-efficacy and a college-staying identity. WEBINAR 1: PART A WEBINAR 2: PART B