Upcoming All4Ed Webinar: Partnerships to Increase College Enrollment

allianceforexcellenteducationThe Alliance for Excellent Education invites education professionals to attend an upcoming webinar entitled: “The Postsecondary Success Collaborative: Partnerships to Increase College Enrollment.”

The free webinar will be held on March 24, 2014 from 1-2 pm, EST. The panelists for the event will be:

  • Maud Abeel, Associate Director for Strategic Partnerships, FHI 360
  • Debora Borges-Carrera, Principal, Kensington High School for Creative and Performing Arts (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Lisa Ciacci, Citi Postsecondary Success Project Director, The Education Fund (Miami, FL)
  • Robert Rothman, Senior Fellow, Alliance for Excellent Education

There is a growing recognition of the need to improve access and persistence in postsecondary education, particularly for underserved youths. How can that be done? A five-year pilot project, conducted in three cities and funded by the Citi Foundation, produced impressive results. Overall, the pilot schools saw a 12 percent increase in college enrollment and a 16 percent increase in persistence, and the five schools with strongest implementation saw a 39 percent increase in college enrollment for African American and Latino students. These results came about not through implementation of a program, but by building on the assets that already existed in schools and drawing on community partnerships.

In this webinar, an organizer of the initiative, Maud Abeel, will describe the project and a tool that was created to enable all schools to examine current assets and identify areas that need additional support in order to succeed with all students. A high school principal, Debora Borges-Carrera, and a community partner, Lisa Ciacci, will describe how the collaborative worked in their communities. Robert Rothman will moderate the discussion. Panelists will also address questions submitted by webinar viewers from across the country. Support for this webinar is provided in part by Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Register and submit questions for the webinar from the website below.

If you are unable to watch the webinar live, an archived version will be available at all4ed.org/webinars usually one or two days after the event airs.

For more information, please visit: http://all4ed.org/webinar/mar-24-2014/