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Create a College-Going Culture

Regions with a college-going culture have residents who value the public and private benefits of a college degree and a well-educated community. Profiles include strategies and programs directed at parent, teacher, student, and employer attitudes and values about higher education, as well as P-12 and postsecondary efforts to provide role models to ensure all students take the necessary actions to enroll in and complete a college degree.

Knowledge is Power Program Academies (KIPP)

Program that Works
KIPP is a non-profit network of at least 109 public schools, serving K-12. ...More

National Academy Foundation Career Academies

Program that Works
The National Academy Foundation (NAF) is a national network of high school career academies based predominately in urban districts. ...More

BHEF Des Moines Member-led Local Project

Regional Effort
Dedicated leadership makes Des Moines fertile ground for an effort that ties a big community vision to economic and education goals. ...More

Diplomas Now

Program to Watch
A data-driven collaboration designed to provide students with the global support and resources they need to complete high school. ...More

The El Paso Collaborative for Academic Excellence

Regional Effort
The El Paso Collaborative for Academic Excellence (the Collaborative) was founded in 1991, when a cross section of the city’s leaders met to establish a common vision around education improvement from kindergarten through college. ...More

Early Awareness and College Planning Podcasts

Offers early awareness and college planning podcasts designed to send K-12 students positive messages about postsecondary education access, early awareness, and the financial aid process. ...More

BHEF Louisville Member-led Local Project

Regional Effort
Since 2007, BHEF has partnered with its members and the Louisville community to increase the region’s college degree attainment rates. ...More

The Power of YOU

Program to Watch
Working with school districts and community‑based organizations, the Power of YOU provides outreach to middle school and high school students. ...More

Philadelphia Futures: Sponsor a Scholar High School Program

Program to Watch
Provides students from low-income families with mentoring, academic enrichment, college guidance and financial incentives to increase college success. ...More

Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide

Program to Watch
A partnership between the business community, educators and volunteers designed to teach students real world skills, provide models of success, and increase community service. ...More

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