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Newsletter August 15, 2019

We’re Looking Forward to Connecting, Learning and Sharing at NCAN’s Annual Conference

  • How to Build a High-Quality Higher Education in Prison Program
  • Tools of the Trade Scholarship Helps Keep Wisconsin Apprentices on the Job
  • Recent Grants
Newsletter July 18, 2019

Recent Reports from Three Ascendium-Funded Projects Add to Roadmap for Systemic Change

  • Text Steps Project Helping 13 Wisconsin School Districts “Nudge” Their College-Bound Graduates to Campus with Timely Text Messages
  • Higher Education in Prison (HEP) Funding Opportunity:
    Letters of Interest Due August 1
  • Recent Grants
Press Release July 18, 2019

Ascendium-Funded Project Helping 13 Wisconsin School Districts “Nudge” Their College-Bound Graduates to Campus as Planned with Timely Texts

Madison, Wis.—As many as 40% of high school graduates from low-income households who have been accepted into college fail to enroll in the fall. The reason? Students must complete a series of crucial tasks over the summer, from finalizing financial aid to arranging campus housing. These tasks can be overwhelming, especially without the support of the school counselors who helped them get that far. This phenomenon, known as “summer melt,” is most prevalent among students who are first in their family to go to college.

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