What We Do
We partner with communities to provide the technical assistance to ensure all young people can point toward and reach, the North Star of college or other postsecondary education completion, as a gateway to adult success.
We tailor our services to your community and its unique set of resources and challenges. Our approach is designed to provide ultimate flexibility so that communities can draw from a deep set of resources and expertise:
Comprehensive Model: This model provides a full suite of services delivered in phases and is based on a minimum three-year commitment. The engagement is customized for the client and designed to ensure that all students can achieve college or other postsecondary success.
Targeted Model: This model allows a client community to select from a menu of tools, services, and expertise to address specific challenges. The range of services can be phased over time and is customized to address specific needs. Models can be added throughout the engagement as needed. This model is typically delivered over a two-year period.
We marshal the field’s best thinking, best practices and latest research, as well as draw on the three decades of experience, lessons learned and expertise of the pioneering, national nonprofit organization Say Yes to Education.
Imagine having a partner by your side to help you implement a strategy that supports the advancement of your community’s young people along the pathway to college or other postsecondary completion. Imagine, too, having the capacity to wrap an arm, in effect, around each of those young people, to ensure they have access to the supports and services they need to achieve adult success. We tailor our advisory services to your community and its unique set of resources and challenges.
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. We analyze these findings to facilitate local analysis and problem-solving to strengthen the necessary structures to enable community-wide, cultural change.
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.
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.
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.