What's working in your city to improve college access? What's the future of college access in the next 5-10 years in your city?
Eyra Perez, Executive Director of the San Antonio Education Partnership describes there work in San Antonio by saying, "There are a lot of pockets of excellent work taking place. What we have purposely done is build connections between all that work, bring it all together into working toward one vision and one mission for the city, and break it into silos." That sounds easy, right? The reality is that it was hard work to bring multiple constitutencies together, and now San Antonio is doing really incredible work! They aren't the only city doing exemplary work, and so it's your chance to show off.
How does college access work in your city? How is it evolving? Have you done an honest inventory of everything that's happening in your city and looked at the best practices right in your backyard? (If so, we want to hear about it and so do your peers in cities across the country.)
Have you formed a local college access network? Michigan has 48 LCAN's throughout the state and despite the hard work they are moving college access forward. Have you formed a network in your city or throughout your state? How did you start and how do you keep it moving onward and upward?
Share what's working. Keep the conversation going. Learn from one another.