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1 I Know I Can Organizational Overview Ashley Logan Marion Meadows helping columbus city school students enter and succeed in college

2 What is I Know I Can? College Access Program Founded in 1988 Contracted strictly with Columbus City School District Provides education, guidance and financial support on college admission, standardized tests, financial aid, career searching and other college related topics Mission Statement: to inspire, enable and support Columbus City School students in pursuing and completing a college education

3 Organizational Structure

4 What Does I Know I Can Provide? I Know I Can children’s book: given to every 2nd grader in the CCS district to inspire students to think about college Blueprint: College: a series of workshops that deliver relevant and in depth college readiness information to middle school and high school parents and students College Planning Folder: includes important information for 6th-12th graders to successfully prepare to enter college Presentations and Workshops: college planning presentations available for 6th-12th graders during the school day or at the IKIC office Summer Enrichment: summer program focused on helping CCS students prepare for college and taking the ACT ACT/SAT: IKIC will pay for one test during a student’s junior and senior years after you have used your fee waivers. IKIC will help with completing registration forms. Students are encouraged to start taking ACT/SAT in their junior year Application Fee Waivers: up to 3 college admission application fee waivers for all CCS seniors College Planning: IKIC College Advisor in every CCS high school available to help students prepare for college

5 What Does I Know I Can Provide? FAFSA Assistance: one-on-one assistance and evening workshops at every CCS high school to assist students and families in completing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Founders Scholarship: Up to $10,000 competitive scholarship renewable for four (4) years awarded to CCS students I Know I Can Grant: Up to $1,200 toward college, renewable for four (4) years for qualified CCS graduates demonstrating financial need Resource Room: computer lab available for students to complete college searches, admissions and financial aid processes Retention: IKIC advisors on site at 15 Ohio college campuses to help students with their transition into college and to stay on track to graduate Save Smart Program: a post secondary Individual Development Account (IDA) savings incentive program in which eligible students save $500 and receive a $1,000 match in addition to the $1,200 IKIC grant

6 Core Programs in Depth 1. College Advising Individual counseling to develop a plan to pursue and secure a post-secondary education opportunity –All 6 th -12 th grade CCS students and CCS graduates currently enrolled in college –Advisors in every CCS middle and high school –Create goals and plans with students through Naviance: a comprehensive college & career readiness solution for middle and high school that helps connect academic to post-secondary goals –Navigation through terminology and college admission documents

7 Core Programs in Depth 2. College Funding FAFSA Workshops I Know I Can Grants –CCS seniors & graduates eligible to apply –GPA high school & 2.0 college –Pell grant eligible –First application within 1 year of HS graduation –Receive for 2 years for associates programs and up to 4 years for bachelor’s programs –Grants are awarded up to $1,200 per academic year

8 Core Programs in Depth 2. College Funding cont’d Save Smart –Individual Development Account (IDA) program that provides participants a matched grant up to $4 for every $1 that a participant saves –8 th, 9 th, 10 th, 11 th, 12 th grade CCS families and CCS grads who are current college students –Students have to qualify and receive the IKIC grant to be eligible Founders’ Scholarship –CCS seniors eligible to apply, GPA – 3.0 –Scholarships are up to $10,000 each year for 4 years –Special Founder’s from specific colleges –Application Checklist Application, Personal Statement, Essay, 3 Letters of Recommendation, Transcript, Interviews

9 Core Programs in Depth 3. Blueprint: College A series of FREE parent workshops designed to teach CCS families about the importance of starting college preparation and how each family can start now! 6 th -8 th grade CCS families Blueprint: College Middle School 9 th -11 th grade CCS families Blueprint: College High School Remove barriers: food, childcare, and transportation

10 School & Student Outreach Middle School Outreach Six AmeriCorps College Guides assigned to 3-5 middle schools across the district Presentations Naviance Early Awareness Financial Activity Blueprint:College

11 School & Student Outreach High School Outreach 5 full-time college advisors and 5 AmeriCorps college guides each assigned to 4 high schools in the district Office hours twice a week in each high school Presentations & Meetings Naviance College Search Application Workshops Essay Writing Alumni Days Financial Aid Overviews & Financial Aid Letter Analysis FAFSA Workshops Blueprint:College

12 School & Student Outreach College Retention IKIC Advisors on 17 Ohio college campuses Office hours held on the college campuses Colleges Served: Capital University Central State University Central Ohio Technical College Columbus College of Art & Design Columbus State Community College Denison University Devry University Mt. Carmel College of Nursing Ohio Dominican University Ohio State University—Main Ohio State University—Newark Ohio University Ohio Wesleyan University Otterbein University University of Cincinnati University of Toledo Wright State University

13 School & Student Outreach College Retention (cont’d) Pre-Enrollment Workshops Individual Advising Chronis Mentoring Software Programs and Meeting Save Smart and Money Management Time Management Study Skills and Engaged Learning FAFSA and IKIC Funding Assistance Major, Internship, and Career Exploration

14 District & College Partnerships District Partnerships: Gates Millennium Scholarship Workshop Parent Financial Aid Night OACAC Articulation College Tours Senior to Sophomores College Partnerships: ACT Boot Camp – Otterbein University 5 college specific Founders’ scholarships College Tours Application Nights held at IKIC office

15 Development IKIC 25 th Anniversary Annual Giving Campaign Newspaper Community Report

16 CCS College Success (by the numbers) 42% Immediate enrollment (Nationally-68%) 80%-20% Public-Private college enrollment 16% students attend out-of-state institutions 50% of students enroll in college within first year; 63% within the first two years 78% First year student retention (Nationally- 67%; Low income students-58%) 18% six year graduation for 2006 graduates (32% for those who enrolled in college) NCES Data—2013 ACT Research—2011

17 Developing a “college-going” culture… NCAN Best Practices for College Access Academic Preparation and Enrichment College Admissions Advising, Awareness, Experience, and Materials Financial Aid Advising, Awareness, Support, Assistance, and Materials Personal Growth and Development College Success, Enrollment, and Retention Efforts Program Administration and Support

18 Ashley Logan Marion Meadows I Know I Can 3798 East Broad Street Columbus, OH Phone: (614) Fax: (614) Contact Information


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