Florida Philanthropic Network is proud to announce a new opportunity for Community Foundations of Florida (CFF) members as part of a partnership with Helios Education Foundation and The Kresge Foundation. With their support, FPN is launching College Access & Success Initiative, a new, two-year project that builds on the success of the Florida College Access Network (FCAN) and its mission to create and strengthen a statewide network that catalyzes and supports communities to improve college & career preparation, access and completion for all students.
Community Foundations of Florida members will have the opportunity to enhance, strengthen and sustain their local college access networks with dollar-for-dollar matching challenge grants that community foundations can employ to support local collaborative efforts. The grant will also fund a statewide learning community and toolkit focused on strategies and best practices to support local collaborative efforts; data collection and analysis; an innovative scholarship working group to explore non-traditional scholarship programs and products; and a white paper documenting the working group's findings.
College Access & Success Initiative is intended to leverage local private investment, through Florida community foundations, to engage and sustain college access coalitions, thereby increasing the college-going and post secondary completion rates of students traditionally underrepresented in higher education and building a college going culture throughout the state.
CASI Learning Community Convening October 10, 2018 - Notes and Resources
The inagural CASI Learning Community Convening was held in Tampa. Both meeting notes and resources are below. We look forward to continuing to work together on this community.