The YEF Institute released the report, "Lessons from the Communities Learning in Partnership Initiative." The report draws on four years of implementation experience in San Francisco, New York City, Riverside, Calif. and Mesa, Ariz.
Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter was the keynote speaker at the final event for the CLIP initiative, a three-year project to increase the number of low-income young adults who obtain postsecondary credentials and degrees.
As part of the second phase of an initiative to help communities boost local college completion rates, the YEF Institute has selected 18 cities to participate in the Postsecondary Success City Action Network.
Riverside, Calif. Mayor Ronald O. Loveridge writes that a new citywide partnership will raise the number of students who enroll and graduate from college in this Nation's Cities Weekly commentary.
At a recent meeting of the YEF Institute's Education Policy Advisors Network (EPAN), mayors' education advisors and other local education leaders discussed efforts taking place in their cities to strengthen the educational pipeline for children and youth.
In this Nation's Cities Weekly commentary, Jamie P. Merisotis, President of Lumina Foundation, discusses why increasing postsecondary completion rates is essential to the prosperity of our nation's cities, and why municipal leaders must take action to promote college success. Lumina supports NLC's 15-city Postsecondary Success City Action Network.
Cross-sector teams from 14 cities convened in New York City for a recent Communities Learning in Partnership (CLIP) meeting focused on increasing college completion rates.
Local teams from 10 cities across the nation assembled in Indianapolis on October 5-6, 2011 to learn about innovative, multi-sector strategies that promote postsecondary access and completion and the opportunities for municipal leadership in such community partnerships.