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For students struggling with hardship, community college support programs designed to help them stay on track can make a huge difference in whether they complete their degree. This article advocates for support programs and the replication of them throughout America, using the CUNY Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), which Ascendium funded the replication of, as an example of why it works.
- New Grants Support a Spectrum of Student Success Initiatives
- IHEP Releases Groundbreaking KPI Framework Report
- Strong Start To Finish Shows Early Promising Results: Case Studies
- COVID-19’s Effect on Transfer: Toward a Clearer Picture
- Districts Take Next Steps After Text Steps
- New Resources
Two organizations have received grants from Ascendium as part of its “Maintain Momentum for Student Success Initiative.” Funding will be used to help member institutions continue serving students with the greatest financial need, and provide coaching packages for community colleges and program support.
- $10 Million Pandemic Grant Initiative Maintains Momentum for Student Success
- Collaboration is Key for West Virginia’s Climb
- Ascendium Awards $200,000 to Madison-Area Nonprofits Working for Racial Justice
Ascendium is launching a $10 million initiative to keep student success reforms moving in the COVID-19 era.
Supporting Innovation in Education Webinar Recap: Removing Structural Barriers to Postsecondary Success
The recap of a recorded webinar featuring Amy Kerwin, Ascendium Vice President – Education Philanthropy, is available for reading. Topics covered include college affordability, equity in higher education and how to break down systemic barriers to postsecondary success. The webinar is also available for viewing.
Christopher M. Mullin, director of the Strong Start to Finish initiative, explains how, even in difficult times, Strong Start to Finish continues to advance developmental education and support students. A significant new investment from Ascendium, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Kresge Foundation will aid in the work.
A new innovative curriculum, funded with a grant from Ascendium, is being developed at the University of Maryland Global Campus, with a special focus on upgrading and redesigning to reflect challenges faced by community college leaders today.
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- Measuring Success
- Focus Area Investment Priorities in Action
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