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    Making College Happen – Civic Opportunities Initiative Network

    Civic Opportunities Initiative Network of New World Foundation leverages scholarship opportunities so that underrepresented youth gain leadership training and civic engagement in their own communities.

    Making College Happen – The Next Generation Venture Fund

    The Next Generation Venture Fund instituted by Goldman Sachs is designed to support academically talented students in grades 8 thru 12 from disadvantaged families.

    Making College Happen – The Strive Together Framework

    The Strive Together Framework has been implemented in 49 communities since it was first applied in Cincinnati, Ohio. At the core of the Strive partnerships are four principles: Shared Community Vision, Evidence Based Decision Making, Collaborative Action, and Investment and Sustainability.

    Making College Happen – The Ohio State University Young Scholars Program

    The Ohio State University Office of Diversity and Inclusion Young Scholars Program improves pre-college preparation, retention, and degree completion among high-ability academically gifted first-generation students with financial need from nine of the largest urban school districts in Ohio: Akron Public, Canton City, Cincinnati Public, Cleveland Metropolitan, Columbus City, Dayton Public, Lorain City, Toledo Public, and Youngstown City.

    Making College Happen – Rutgers University Rutgers Future Scholars

    Each year, the Rutgers Future Scholars program introduces 200 first-generation, low-income and academically promising middle school students from school districts in the four Rutgers home communities of New Brunswick, Piscataway, Newark, and Camden to the promise and opportunities of a college education.

    Making College Happen – USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative

    A rigorous, seven-year pre-college enrichment program designed to prepare low-income neighborhood students for admission to a college or university.

    Making College Happen – University of New Mexico ENLACE: ENgaging LAtino Communities for Education

    This multi-campus collaboration for college access among Widener University, Delaware County Community College, Penn State University-Brandywine, Cheyney University of PA, Neumann College, and Swarthmore College provides free college preparation services to high school students and adults, with plans to expand services to middle school students in the near future. Services range from college and career awareness, study skills development, tutoring, mentoring, and assisting high school seniors and their parents with the college financial aid process.

    Making College Happen – Chester Higher Education Council and the College Access Center of Delaware County (CACDC)

    This multi-campus collaboration for college access among Widener University, Delaware County Community College, Penn State University-Brandywine, Cheyney University of PA, Neumann College, and Swarthmore College provides free college preparation services to high school students and adults, with plans to expand services to middle school students in the near future. Services range from college and career awareness, study skills development, tutoring, mentoring, and assisting high school seniors and their parents with the college financial aid process.

    Making College Happen – Macalester College Civic Engagement Center

    At Macalester College, college access is a clear priority within the engagement work of the campus. Macalester’s program website highlights collaboration among admissions staff, civic engagement staff, and community partners focused on increasing college going rates.

    Making College Happen – Central Michigan University MI Gear Up

    Central Michigan University’s (CMU) GEAR UP program, started through a grant from Michigan Campus Compact, incorporates College Positive Volunteerism (CPV) into their existing MI GEAR UP programming by establishing a cohort of college student leaders who recruit additional college students to serve with youth, expose them to higher education and let them know that college is achievable, accessible and affordable.

    Making College Happen – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Leduc Center for Civic Engagement

    The College Positive Program at UMass Dartmouth is dedicated to helping local youth achieve the dream of a college education by assisting and advising students on the college-bound path. These efforts are aimed at increasing college enrollment and success for all students by providing them with support and information about college preparation, paying for college, etc. UMass Dartmouth College Positive students volunteer as a part of a service program, representing higher education as they expose youths to college options, resources, and materials to be successful in college exploration. The program employs Federal Work Study Students and directly partners with the…

    Making College Happen – University of Washington Dream Project

    University of Washington’s Dream Project ties courses in the College of Education to its higher education access and engagement initiative.

    Making College Happen – University of Kentucky Mission

    The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people’s lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. As Kentucky’s flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being.

    Making College Happen – Portland State University Mission

    To enhance the intellectual, social, cultural and economic qualities of urban life by providing access throughout the life span to a quality liberal education for undergraduates and an appropriate array of professional and graduate programs especially relevant to metropolitan areas… It actively promotes the development of a network of educational institutions to serve the community

    Making College Happen – Drexel University Mission and Vision

    Drexel will use and leverage all of its assets… to create an accessible, relevant, and market-leading educational and research platform that benefits our diverse community of students, advances our scholarly work, and champions economic development in our region.

    Making College Happen – Bowie State University Vision

    Bowie State will be an important higher education access portal for qualified persons from diverse academic and socioeconomic backgrounds who seek a high quality and affordable public comprehensive university. The university will empower our students and improve our world through rising enrollments, improving graduation rates, and service to the community.

    Making College Happen – Miami Dade College Mission and Vision

    As democracy’s college, MDC provides high-quality teaching and learning experiences that are accessible and affordable to meet the needs of our diverse students and prepare them to be responsible global citizens and successful lifelong learners. The College embraces its responsibility to serve as an economic, cultural and civic beacon in our community.

    Making College Happen – University of Washington Goals

    This is an example of a mission, vision, goal, and value that reflects access, success, and engagement on the statewide level. …(3) To prepare students for lifelong learning, leadership, service and responsible citizenship… (6) To participate in collaborative relationships with other University of Wisconsin System institutions, the Wisconsin Technical College System, private colleges, and K-12 public schools in order to maximize educational opportunities and resources for the people of Wisconsin. (7) To serve the needs of ethnically diverse students, students with disabilities and nontraditional students… http://www.uwc.edu/about/overview/mission-goals-and-vision-uw-colleges

    Making College Happen – Georgia State Colleges Mission Statement

    The primary functions of a state college are to serve as the associate-level access institution in the local area and to offer a limited number of baccalaureate programs targeted to serve the economic development needs of their region… a commitment to excellence and responsiveness within a scope of influence defined by the needs of a local area and by particularly outstanding programs or distinctive characteristics that have a magnet effect throughout the region or state… a commitment to public service, continuing education, technical assistance, and economic development activities that address the needs, improve the quality of life, and raise the…

    Making College Happen Through Financial Aid Incentive Programs

    A well-designed financial aid incentive program couples a pre-college pipeline program targeting traditionally under-represented populations with an appropriate combination of scholarships, grants, and tuition discounts that covers 100% of tuition for students who meet admissions standards.