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Midland County Career & College Access Network HHSC March 2014.

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1 Midland County Career & College Access Network HHSC March 2014

2 Agenda Overview of Midland County College Access Network Review of Common Agenda Review of Landscape/Asset Map Review of Dashboard Summary of Gap Analysis Identification of Initial Priorities Next Steps

3 Michigan College Access Network Mission: To increase the college readiness, participation and completion rates in Michigan, particularly among low-income students, first generation college going students, and students of color.

4 Vision and Values College is Postsecondary Education: MCAN uses the term “college” to refer to the attainment of valuable postsecondary credentials beyond high school, including professional/technical certificates and academic degrees. College is a Necessity: Postsecondary education is a prerequisite to success in a knowledge-based economy. Everyone must pursue and complete a postsecondary credential or degree beyond high school. College is for Everyone: The postsecondary education attainment rates among low-income students and students of color are significantly lower than those of other students. MCAN is committed to closing these gaps. College is a Public Good: Postsecondary educational opportunity and attainment are critical to a just and equitable society, strong economy, and healthy communities.

5 MCAN’s Goal Increase the percentage of Michigan residents with high-quality degrees and postsecondary credentials from 37% to 60% by 2025:

6 Timeline August 2013 July - Sept 2013 July - Nov 2013 July - Oct 2013 Dec - Feb 2014 November 2013 January 2014

7 2x Earning Power Wages Earned is 2.2x for Four-Year Degree Holders in Midland County Using data from 2010, each additional percentage point improvement in aggregate adult four-year college attainment is associated with a $856 increase in annual per capita income. In Midland County, that translates to $72 million. $51,949 Four-Year Degree Holder $ 23,408 High School Graduate or GED

8 Local Perspective

9 Poverty & Unemployment Rates by Educational Attainment in Midland County

10 2011-12 ACT College Readiness Snapshot

11 Class of 2010: College Enrollment Rates (0-16 months)

12 Class of 2010: Students completing 24 credits (0-16 months)

13 Class of 2010: Students enrolled in remedial coursework

14 Community Agenda Purpose The Midland County Career and College Network (also known as Midland County UCCAN) will: Ensure access to comprehensive services aimed at assisting all students, but especially first generation and low-income students, to complete post-secondary education, Build a culture that encourages completion of career preparation or college education, and Increase success of traditional and nontraditional students through lowering barriers.

15 Community Agenda Overall Goal By 2025, 60% of Midland County residents will have a postsecondary degree or credential. (Special focus will be on helping first generation or low-income students)

16 Community Agenda Goals All Midland County students will: Be academically, socially and financially prepared for postsecondary study by the end of high school, Enroll in college/post-secondary education within six months of high school graduation or GED completion, and Complete a college or postsecondary credential within six years of high school graduation or GED completion.

17 Shared Objectives and Metrics Increase the percentage of graduating seniors/those completing a GED that enroll at a postsecondary education institution within 6 months of graduation/completion Increase the percentage of Midland County students who persist for a second year of college or postsecondary training Increase the percentage of Midland County students who complete a postsecondary credential within 6 years of high school graduation/GED completion Increase the percentage of graduating seniors who complete a FAFSA Increase the percentage of Midland County 11 th grade students that have met or exceeded standards on ACT in all 4 subjects.


19 Review of Landscape Scan/ Asset Map Dashboard

20 Landscape Scan: Categories Social Capital Social Capital Financial Aid/ Affordability Financial Aid/ Affordability Persistence Navigation Academic Prep Academic Prep Completion of postsecondary education Knowledge and resources to get to postsecondary education Postsecondary culture and awareness Academic preparation to succeed in postsecondary education Funding postsecondary education



23 Overall Gaps Identified Huge disparity with economically disadvantaged in all areas o This is the group that stays in the community – TARGET – communicate TIP $ o Importance of “catching” this group in Middle School – High School is too late FAFSA numbers low for all Lack of parental involvement Very “program” intensive but no seamless delivery or linkage of resources across the area Need to start at an earlier age

24 Identified GAPS: Lacking programs in Middle School Lack of parent involvement Have focused more on “getting them there” need strategies to “keep them there” Shortest list of programs Persistence 24 Ability to complete postsecondary education and receive degree or credential

25 Identified GAPS: Primary focus is 9-12 but pathway needs to start in elementary school Need parent involvement May be missing some elementary programs Lack enrichment/exposure programs (e.g. summer programs on campuses) Navigation 25 Ability to navigate towards goal of postsecondary education

26 Identified GAPS: Need to get families to believe (kids will follow) Lack of interventions at elementary/middle school Lots of programs but no seamless delivery/linkage Social Capital Social Capital Social Capital 26 Social support systems In place to promote postsecondary education

27 Identified GAPS: Program/Resource heavy Don’t have a way to measure impact Economically disadvantaged kids start behind every year (need parental involvement away from school) Need education for providers on poverty and impact Learning behaviors are critical BUT that is not what is tested Need to integrate PROGRAMS across community Need a roadmap to address barriers (geography, transportation, etc.) Academic Prep Academic Prep Academic Prep 27 Academic preparation needed for postsecondary education

28 Identified GAPS: Finding funds is easy for economically disadvantaged – need to get them to buy in Need help for the next economic tier up More focus on 1-on-1 help Screening for TIP Timelines Financial Aid/Affordability 28 Funding postsecondary education

29 Priority Areas FAFSA completion Increase % enrolling in postsecondary Increase 6 year completion rate of students enrolled in a postsecondary institution (support through completion) Focus on economically disadvantaged as a sub group

30 Next Steps o Assign Action Team(s) o Partnership Agreements o Job Description (Leadership Team) o Next Grant Cycle (Leadership Team) o Infrastructure o Detailed Strategy

31 Any Questions?

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