MDRC’s College Promise Success Initiative provides technical assistance to College Promise and Free College programs interested in promoting success in college by implementing evidence-based student support practices. Through the initiative, MDRC will disseminate best practices and tools to the over 200 College Promise and Free College programs that exist across the country. It will also provide in-depth, hands-on technical assistance to a number of programs in 2018 and 2019. MDRC is partnering with the College Promise Campaign and the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) Association for this initiative.
The goal of MDRC’s new College Promise Success Initiative is to assist programs in helping students succeed in college by implementing support components that are based on the best research evidence. Selected programs are working with MDRC to design and strengthen their programs with a dual focus on both access to college and success once enrolled.
This work began with the Detroit Promise Path evaluation in 2016 and has expanded to include several more states in 2017 and 2018.
Interested College Promise and Free College programs will have access to open-source tools and can join MDRC’s series of free webinars beginning in the spring of 2018.
See this two-page summary for a description of what is to come.
To learn more about CPSI, contact us at [email protected]