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1 It Takes a Village: Enlisting Community Agencies and Schools to Support College Student Recruitment and Retention Elaine Kies, Ed.D., Assistant Prof. Counseling and Human Services Traci Dennard, M.Ed., Undergraduate Initiatives Manager Romelia Mercado, Director, Latino and Multicultural Outreach Monica Haydee Ramos, M.Ed., Student Success Daytime Program and Chicago Teachers Partnership Program CTPP (Unable to attend conference due to emergency)

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4 4 IT TAKES A VILLAGE For the past two years National Louis University has partnered with community agencies and schools in identifying emerging leaders from underserved populations and awarding them substantial scholarships, entitled Harrison Fellowships. This session will describe these ongoing efforts into best practices of identifying, transitioning and retaining these future leaders (http://www.nl.edu/harrisonfellows/).

5 5 APPLICATION TO THE COUNSELING PROFESSION High school counselors are influenced by a number of factors to provide equity in college readiness, planning, articulation, and admission. These organizations have the goals of helping students attain higher education:

6 State Standards for School Counselors National Office for School Counselor Advocacy

7 State Standards for School Counselors Standard 8. Individual student planning – The competent school counselor understands and uses a variety of strategies to encourage students’ development of academic, personal/social, and career competencies. Standard 20. Social and Cultural Diversity - The competent school counselor possesses knowledge and skills to appropriately address issues of diversity, cultural difference, and change. Standard 21. Ethical Concerns and Legal Matters - The competent school counselor is aware of current legal issues and ethical guidelines of the profession and acts accordingly.

8 THE AMERICAN COUNSELING ASSOCIATION and the National Office for School Counselor Advocacy announce their collaboration to elevate school counseling for all students.

9 National Office for School Counselor Advocacy  Goal: To promote the value of school counselors as leaders in school reform, student achievement and college readiness.  "Own the Turf" Campaign A national advocacy campaign to galvanize and mobilize school counselors to own the turf of college and career readiness counseling, and to take the lead in establishing a college-going culture in their schools, districts, communities and states.  NOSCA’s National Conference: Destination Equity 2012

10 Eight Components of College and Career Readiness Counseling 1. College Aspirations 2. Academic Planning for College and Career Readiness 3. Enrichment and Extracurricular Engagement 4. College and Career Exploration and Selection Processes 5. College and Career Assessments 6. College Affordability Planning 7. College and Career Admission Processes 8. Transition from High School to College

11 STATEMENT ON Counselor Competencies Approved by the Executive Board, July 2000 Competency 2: The Ability to Understand and Promote Student Development and Achievement Competency 3: The ability to facilitate transitions and counsel students toward the realization of their full educational potential. Competency 4: The Ability to Recognize, Appreciate, and Serve Cultural Differences and the Special Needs of Students and Families Competency 7: The Demonstration of Advocacy and Leadership in Advancing the Concerns of Students. Competency 8: The ability to organize and integrate the precollege guidance and counseling components into the total school guidance program (high school). The ability to organize and support a college admission counseling program (college).

12 ASCA Position Statements  Academic and career planning  Comprehensive school counseling program  Educational planning  Equity (NEXT SLIDE)

13 The Professional School Counselor and Equity for All Students (Adopted 2006) American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Position Professional school counselors recognize and distinguish individual and group differences and strive to value all students and groups equally. Professional school counselors advocate for the equitable treatment of all students in school and in the community. The Professional School Counselor’s Role Professional school counselors develop and implement a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes equity and access for all students. Professional school counselors are mindful of school and community perceptions of the treatment of underrepresented groups and understand the importance of collaborating with school and community groups in order to help all students succeed.

14 College Advising Guide for Undocumented Students Published by the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling

15 ELIZABETH HARRISON – NLU FOUNDER HISTORY 1886 – Immigrant to Chicago Began the Chicago Kindergarten College, after various name changes, we are… National Louis University 122 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60603

16 CELEBRATING 125 YEARS ACCESS. INNOVATION. EXCELLENCE.

17 NATIONAL LOUIS UNIVERSITY 3 Colleges at 8 Campuses COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS NATIONAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION – Chicago - North Shore-Skokie – Elgin - Wheeling – Lisle- Tampa – Beloit- Milwaukee

18 EXCELLENCE College of Education alumni have earned 57 Golden Apple Awards more than any other school of education NLU is ranked #1 for awarding the most graduate education degrees to African American and Latino students in the State of Illinois

19 NLU FACULTY-EXCELLENCE Inspiring Teachers Enthusiastic Practitioners Experienced Professionals NLU’s faculty also represents: Engaging community advocates, counselors, health care professionals, social and human services specialists.

20 INNOVATION HARRISON FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Enlisting Community Agencies and Schools to Support College Student Recruitment and Retention

21 ACCESS National Louis’ undergraduate program has primarily served the adult market, offering completion programs in a variety of disciplines. The institution’s goal is to expand its reach to the traditional undergraduate market. Because attaining an undergraduate degree on a full time basis is becoming increasingly unobtainable for many students, the Pioneer & Harrison Fellows Scholarships have been developed to assist underrepresented students with financing their college education.

22 Undergraduate Day and Harrison Fellows Scholarship Program Overview The Harrison Fellows Scholarship offers up to $50,000 over four years For students with demonstrated leadership potential Enroll full-time in the daytime program at the Chicago Campus Qualified Programs: –Elementary Education-Math or Science Concentrations –Early Childhood Education –Special Education –Business –Human Services –Other forms of financial assistance may be available

23 23 THE PIONEER SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship is offered to all undergraduate day students who meet the admissions requirement to NLU and have a GPA of at least 2.0. The scholarship award is up to 30 percent of the tuition amount. No separate scholarship application is required. Students are only eligible for either the Pioneer or the Harrison Fellows Scholarship. They can not receive both scholarships!

24 24 Harrison Fellows Scholarship Requirements Complete a National Louis University AND Harrison Fellowship applications (available online: ) Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended Proof of high school graduation is required of students with less than 15 college credits Recommendation letter (an additional letter for Human Services Applicants) from approved sponsor, counselor, or teacher

25 25 Harrison Fellows Scholarship Requirements Meet one of the following:  Be on the top half of your class OR  Have a GPA of 2.5+ Write a 500-word essay demonstrating your leadership skills and how you have helped your community, and why should you be granted the Harrison Fellows Scholarship. Conduct a 10 minute presentation to Harrison Fellows Scholarship Committee Priority Application Deadline June 30, 2012

26 INNOVATION Community Partners & Sponsors El Valor Corp. Pilsen Neighbors Community Council/Fiesta del Sol The Resurrection Project-La Casa Multilingual Network/Grow Your Own (Niles Township) CPS/GEAR UP The Princess Within

27 It Takes a Village: Enlisting Community Agencies and Schools to Support College Student Recruitment and Retention

28 STUDENT COLLEGE ACCESS. EDUCATION. INNOVATION. COMMUNITY SPONSORS It Takes a Village: Enlisting Community Agencies and Schools to Support College Student Recruitment and Retention

29 COLLEGE STUDENT FAMILY COMMUNITY SPONSORS It Takes a Village: Enlisting Community Agencies and Schools to Support College Student Recruitment and Retention

30 INNOVATION THE HOLISTIC APPROACH

31 31 HOLISTIC APPROACH ACADEMIC, SOCIO-ECONOMIC, EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL STUDENT ACADEMIC SOCIO- ECONOMIC EMOTIONALPHYSICAL

32 STUDENT FAMILY COMMUNITY SPONSORS NATIONAL LOUIS

33 33  Team building  Motivation  Validation  Support  Study Groups  Share your Expertise Workshop Series  Potlucks and student gatherings  Basic Skills Preparation  Community Involvement  Networking and Participation

34 34  Drama Choir  Harrison Ambassadors  FASHT –Health and Wellbeing Club  Association of Latino Scholars

35 35 STUDENT LEADERSHIP  International Symposium on Bilingualism  United States Hispanic Leadership Institute Gala Dinner and Midwest Conference  Women in Leadership Conference  Roundtables  Awards Dinner  Field trips  Study groups

36 36 RETENTION DATA Group 1 ( ) –Business Administration 25/3767.6% –Elementary Education23/2882.1% –Total48/6573.8% Group 2 ( ) -Business Administration27/2896.4% -Elementary Education15/15100% -Human Services25/25100% -Total67/6898.5%

37 37 CTPP is implementing three essential components of the teacher preparation pipeline: 1.Teacher Candidate Recruitment, Selection, and Retention 2.Teacher Preparation 3.Teacher Induction, Development, and Support

38 38 National Louis University University of Illinois at Chicago Northeastern University Loyola University

39 39 FOR MORE INFORMATION….. NATIONAL LOUIS UNIVERSITY 122 S. MICHIGAN AVENUE CHICAGO, IL P&F: OR OR or


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