Directors and Gateway to College National Network staff at 2013's convening in St. Louis.
Over the course of the next two days, directors from nearly every Gateway to College program from around the country are gathering in Dallas, Texas, for the annual Directors' Convening. As part of a national network, the convening allows directors the opportunity to share and learn from each other's experiences. As the convening kicked off, new Gateway to College National Network president, Emily Froimson, introduced her herself to directors and spoke about the urgency of our work. "Everyone wants to be educated, but traditional pathways are not for everyone. The cost of giving up on people who have talent is immense."
Gateway to College directors share a singular passion for the success of their students, and show that giving up on these students is simply not an option. Throughout the course of the convening, directors will be sharing practices that have helped them achieve student success on their individual campuses. Directors and national staff will address topics such as how to build support among campus leadership, challenges with enrollment, engaging students once they are enrolled,and building deeper partnerships with local school districts.
In working together as a network, individual Gateway to College programs can achieve even greater success in helping students find their path in education and in life.