Presidents’ Circle membership helps the national network continually improve our work on behalf of disengaged youth. It provides vital site support and professional development for Gateway to College programs nationwide, and supports advocacy and awareness-building efforts in Gateway communities.
While K-12 public school funding supports essential education services for Gateway programs, our ongoing work in evaluation, research, policy, communications, and professional development depends on a diverse base of donors who deeply care about this work. Because of your membership, we are able to create life-changing partnerships between colleges, school districts, and communities to serve disconnected youth.
Thank you for your dedication to Gateway students.
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Bristol Community College
Des Moines Area Community College
Hennepin Technical College
“Gateway to College offers opportunities for young people to return to pathways in education. By simultaneously earning a high school credential and some college credits, Gateway students enjoy brighter prospects for the future. I am proud of our work in this valuable program which invests in young people and our communities.”
– Dr. John J. Sbrega
"There is no greater work we do than to reconnect youth with the vast opportunities that America holds, starting with a high school diploma and college credit. It's never about what you've done, it's about what you are going to do. The blessings are worth the effort, for a lifetime."
- Rob Denson
Holyoke Community College
Massasoit Community College
“Gateway to College epitomizes what Holyoke Community College is all about; providing open access to education, irrespective of background, past failures or other metrics. Gateway to College students are a diverse group, but they share the desire to transform their lives and the determination to achieve their goals. It is a privilege to be a part of this important work.”
- Bill Messner
“Closing the achievement gap challenges us to examine the realities of our communities. When our technical and community colleges channel our collective sense of social responsibility and our abundant resources of talent for a shared purpose, great things happen. This program is proof of that.”
- Dr. Jack E. Daniels, III
“We at Massasoit Community College have seen firsthand the life-changing impact the Gateway to College program has on students. Since the first class entered in Fall 2007, our Gateway program has been re-engaging youth from numerous communities in the education system, getting more than 172 graduates onto a path toward better lives for themselves and their families. Massasoit Community College is proud to contribute to Gateway’s continued empowerment of students.”
- Dr. Charlie Wall
Metropolitan Community College
“Since 2010, Metro has been proud to provide Gateway to College students with opportunity and access to reengaging with their education. We have seen hundreds of off-track students pass through our doors, receive the support and dedication they deserve, and graduate with bright futures. We are proud to support the Gateway to College program.”
- Randy Schmailzl
Mount Wachusett Community College
“Gateway to College empowers students to move their lives forward by taking ownership of their education. I have seen firsthand the transformative properties this program has on our students and their communities. Since becoming the first Gateway site in New England in 2006, 300 students have completed their high school education and college credits within the supportive environment created by our faculty and staff.”
- Dr. James L. Vander Hooven
Polk State College
“Gateway gives students the power to redefine themselves. The students in this program believe they will never be ‘college material.’ With Gateway, these students are made to see that their pasts have no bearing on their futures. Not only can they be ‘college material,’ they can be college graduates.”
- Dr. Eileen Holden
Quinsigamond Community College
“I am proud of our participation with the Gateway to College initiative. It complements our mission to bring access to higher education to those in need, and allows us to directly impact some of those individuals who need us most. Our gateway students benefit when they earn their diploma. We all benefit when our gateway graduates continue to earn their Associate degrees and enter the workforce, further their education or start their own business ventures.”
- Dr. Gail E. Carberry
Saint Paul College
“Saint Paul College is dedicated to ensuring lifelong learning and success for our Gateway to College students. The program provides Saint Paul youth with the opportunity to reconnect with education, and put them on pathways to graduating from high school and earning their college degree. We are proud to join the Gateway to College National Network Presidents’ Circle and support this important program.”
- Dr. Rassoul Dastmozd
Springfield Technical Community College
"The Gateway to College Program is a win-win for our college, and for our area school districts. Through this type of unique partnering, we combine the best of our talents and resources toward helping students with enormous potential. We are pleased to support this collaboration, and embrace efforts drawing together K-12 and higher education institutions."
- Dr. John B. Cook
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