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College Promise: Supporting Students in College Access and Success

  • HVC-201, Capitol Visitor Center (map)

Register here: https://secure.aypf.org/np/clients/aypf/eventRegistration.jsp?event=1715&

Friday, April 26, 2019
11:450 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Capitol Visitor Center, Room HVC-201 A&B

As the House and Senate look to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) and MDRC are pleased to host a timely and thought-provoking forum on Capitol Hill  entitled: College Promise: Supporting Students in College Access and Success.

Community college students can face various obstacles on the road to achieving a postsecondary degree. These challenges include tuition, the cost of books, and a lack of support on campus. However, a new movement is taking hold aimed at helping students start and complete their college education without taking on mountains of debt: College Promise Programs. This forum will examine the impact of College Promise programs as well as MDRC’s College Promise Success Initiative (CPSI), which addresses both affordability and student supports such as campus coaching and summer engagement. The forum also will highlight new evaluation results from the Detroit Promise Path, a program that adds student support services onto an existing scholarship. 

Presenters will include:

  • Martha Kanter, Executive Director, College Promise Campaign

  • Alyssa Ratledge, Research Analyst, MDRC

  • Monica M. Rodriguez, Manager, Detroit Promise Path

Respondents:

  • Katie Berger, Professional Staff Member, House Committee on Education & Labor

  • Other Congressional staff invited

You can follow @AYPF_Tweets and @MDRC_News and use #CollegePromise to join the conversation live on Twitter. 

Lunch will be provided to those who register. We hope to see you there!