GATEWAY TO COLLEGE NATIONAL NETWORK | ANNUAL REPORT 2016
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
I am pleased to share with you Gateway to College National Network’s 2016 annual report, “Strengthening Programs, Broadening Impact.”
Why “Strengthening Programs, Broadening Impact”?
In 2016, GtCNN accelerated impact for our Gateway to College programs by developing strategies aimed at not only increasing student outcomes, but ensuring that Gateway students would graduate college and career ready. We convened Gateway to College programs last summer in our 11th Peer Learning Conference. And, we celebrated their successes by awarding our Gateway to College Program Excellence Award to several outstanding programs. In 2016, programs continued to raise the bar by graduating nearly 1,000 students, the largest number of graduates in our network’s history. Our 39 college-based programs worked with more than 250 school districts around the country, leveraging $6.8 million paid towards college tuition.
We broadened GtCNN’s impact in 2016 by growing our successful network of programs in New England, launching new initiatives in Oregon aimed at securing college pathways for some of our most vulnerable youth, and piloting a new initiative to connect students to career pathways in their communities.
Among the highlights of 2016, were:
In 2017, we will continue to strengthen programs and broaden our impact, with more students graduating from high school prepared for college and career; new Gateway to College programs joining our network; and new initiatives focused on serving system and rural youth.
While we celebrate rising high school graduation rates around the nation, we have much to do to ensure we are not leaving students behind. With the continued support of our colleagues, partners, funders, volunteers, and students, GtCNN will work to put more disconnected youth on a pathway to a high school diploma and postsecondary success.
Gateway to College National Network
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