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    Innovations that are Making College Happen

    Groups like the Council on Opportunity in Education, the National College Access Network, and others are creating multi-sector entities that are bringing business and industry, colleges and universities, and school districts together to leverage a collective impact strategy. Smaller foundations like Posse Foundation, New World Foundation, and NoVo Foundation are collaborating with larger funders like Ford Foundation, Gates Foundation and the Lumina Foundation to test innovative approaches to access that are local, contextual and focused on community empowerment. Colleges and universities are using their continuing education programs to provide better training and preparation to high school counselors and college admissions teams to promote access…

    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. Guide to creating programs offering Financial Aid Incentives When considering a Financial Aid Incentive Program, consider the following: What will the focus be? Potential focus for your incentive program may include: The local neighborhood/host city Underserved regions in the state Underserved populations Who will your partners be? Local public schools All local schools, public and private Community organizations serving youth What will the incentive…

    Building Commitment through All Academic and Co-Curricular Levels

    Colleges and universities that make authentic commitments to engagement and access align their academic and student affairs programs with the college access imperative. Through individual courses, majors and minors, and leadership programs, access is integrated into the student experience. Connections to the local community, schools, youth, and organizations enhance the curriculum through civic learning and engagement. This set of resources provides guidance from existing programs as well as academic courses that integrate intentional experiences of engagement with youth for the purpose of Making College Happen. Designing High-Quality Service-Learning Courses Focused on Making College Happen Service-learning incorporates community work into the…