Building on existing local resources, Network coaches work with community leaders to develop a regional infrastructure for serving Comebackers, from visioning through implementation and growth.
In each region we first focus on the dynamics of the local workforce and talent ecosystem and on the needs and characteristics of potential Comebackers — adults with some college but no degree. A Graduate! community first brings together regional resources of higher education, employers, government, labor, and the social sector. Aided by knowledge, expertise, and resources from the Network, the community connects, enhances or adds services in order to increase the number of Comebackers who complete degrees. Communities can vary in leadership and in some details of in-person or virtual delivery of services. However, the essential model is based on the principles and proven methodology of the Graduate! Network.