Higher Education

  • NLC Releases Postsecondary Success Project Lessons

    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.

  • Cities Celebrate Efforts to Boost Postsecondary Completion

    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.

  • Peer Network to Help More Cities Increase College Success

    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 Mayor Discusses Plan to Increase College Completion

    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.

  • Cradle-to-Career Approaches Helping Cities Strengthen the Educational Pipeline

    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.

  • Cities Must Lead Efforts to Increase College Attainment

    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.

  • Cities Working to Boost College Completion Explore Graduate NYC! Approach

    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.

  • Partnerships for Postsecondary Success

    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.