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Bringing adults back to college? Just call and ask
(from New America)In Cleveland, a simple idea has made a big difference for both colleges and for adults who left school before graduating.
The idea? Call them and invite them back. The program’s name describes the mission: (Re)connect to College. Reconnect to courses, reconnect to financial aid, reconnect to counseling, reconnect to a degree.
Malik Brown, Executive Director of Graduate! Philadelphia, Interview on The Pivot
(from The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia)The Pivot is a web series from the Economy League’s Impact Labs highlighting innovative organizational pivots happening across the Greater Philadelphia region in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest episode features Malik Brown, Executive Director of Graduate! Philadelphia, and focuses on the power of partnerships in these stressful times. Click the link below to access all episodes of The Pivot.
How do you manage college online — quarantined with eight people?
(from The Hechinger Report)Luis Gallardo’s favorite place to study was the library at the University of California, Berkeley. He preferred to work at night when it was quiet, and the distractions of the day didn’t pull at his mind. But last week, with the campus closed due to the coronavirus, his refuge and the resources that came with it were suddenly gone. He spent more than one morning at his family’s kitchen table, staring at his laptop, his thoughts frayed. He was looking after his younger sister, brother and cousin, who were trying to manage their own schoolwork, now online. His mom eventually came home after her shift at McDonald’s and sat down next to him. All the chairs were filled.
Local organizations aim to virtually assist students during mandatory school closures
(from News 4 SA)SAN ANTONIO – As a result of the coronavirus causing schools, universities to close, more and more organizations are working to ensure students and their education do not fall behind.
One of those organizations, San Antonio Education Partnership (SAEP), said they are offering phone and virtual advising sessions for local students. In turn, SAEP said they are hoping students of all ages and backgrounds will still have the necessary tools to continue striving towards their education goals.