Our Story

The Weiss Institute collaborates with communities to bring together the field’s best thinking, best practices and latest research, as well as draws on the three decades of experience, lessons learned and expertise of the pioneering national nonprofit Say Yes to Education.

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Our Impact

Imagine having the support to break down predictable barriers to achievement, address inequities, increase postsecondary completion rates, and help boost local economic development. The Weiss Institute and Say Yes to Education are proven partners in making a difference in communities.

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Our Work

The Weiss Institute expands the capacity of communities to make it possible for all young people to earn a college degree or other postsecondary credential. As your strategic partner, we tailor our advisory services to your community and its unique set of assets and challenges. In doing so, we work to provide the technical assistance to ensure all young people can point toward, and reach, the North Star of college or other postsecondary completion, as a gateway to adult success.

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Analytics

Imagine having the ability to take a snapshot of where all of your community’s students are on the path to success. Identify when students need support.

Analytics

We collaborate closely with your community to identify where all young people are on the pathway to postsecondary and adult success; to show what resources may already be available in and around the community; to help community leadership make strategic decisions on how best to close the equity gap; and to identify opportunities to align resources to the objective of eliminating barriers to student success.

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Culture, Systems and Structures

Imagine mobilizing an entire community to develop the culture and structures essential to support every child’s success from early childhood to college graduation.

Culture, Systems and Structures

We work closely with your community leaders to help you build the cross-sector collaborative structures and alignment strategies that bulldoze silos, build trust and cultivate a culture where postsecondary education for every student is both expected and supported across the community.

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Implementation

Imagine mobilizing an entire community to develop the culture and structures essential to support every child’s success from early childhood to college graduation.

Implementation

Based on work we have done with your community on analytics and in identifying key priorities, we help you put in place the comprehensive services that support students along the pathway to postsecondary success.

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Sustainability

Imagine having the ability to take a snapshot of where all of your community’s students are on the path to success. Identify when students need support.

Sustainability

We work closely with community leaders to help you maintain the cross-sector collaborative structures and support services that ensure every student is able to succeed. We will also provide you with access to Weiss Institute staff, as needed; exposure to case studies, webinars and an array of other resources through the Weiss Institute website; and invitations to convenings and workshops with other Weiss Institute cities to share best practices, lessons learned, and foster a network of learning cities.

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