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  • Maren DeWeese Pensacola City Council District 3 Education Opportunities for City Residents June 1, 2009
    • PNJ Editorial Board
  • Promise versions across America Each City is different. Every community MUST find its own model
    • Different Approaches and Scopes
    • Needs based vs. all inclusive
    • Public funding vs. private endowments
    • Any college nationwide vs. regional only
    • Education only vs. comprehensive program
    • All tie back to workforce development and
    • Economic development.
  • Example Program Variables
  • Pensacola’s Promise Institutions Administration Focus Financial
    • PJC Primary ( In the City )
    • Provide the start
    • Privately Funded NFP
    • Funds Audited Annually
    • Limit commitment to funds
    • available
    • Workforce Development
    • Teaching skills and trades
    • University Prep Secondary
    • Focus is on targeted industries
    • Accountability to the City
    • Transparency to where the money goes
    • Always “some” available based on demand
    Funding Criteria
    • State and Federal Primary
    • “ Bright Futures”
    • Minimum GPA for continued funding
    • UWF Secondary (based on funds available)
    Studies show wages rise 12.5% for every year of college attended
  • Escambia High School District Data
    • High School Graduates (Entire County)
    • 2007-2008 2,219
    • 2006-2007 2,176
    • School District Demographics
    • White non-hispanic 54%
    • Minority 46%
  • High Schools with City Population
    • Washington
      • 9 th 536
      • 10 th 525
      • 11 th 392
      • 12 th 384
    • Pensacola
      • 9 th 626
      • 10 th 485
      • 11 th 339
      • 12 th 311
    • Combined
      • 9 th 1,162
      • 10 th 1,010
      • 11 th 731
      • 12 th 695
    All City residents in Public Schools are Eligible
  • Chamber Industry Sectors
    • Mechanical Design
    • Computer Science
    • Industrial Management
    • Autocad
    • Accounting Technology
    • RN / LPN
    • Respiratory Care
    • Patient Care Technician
    • Phlebotomy Technician
    • Dental Hygienist
    • Dietetic Technician
    • Computer Programming
    • Computer Science
    • Network Communications
    • Multimedia Technology
    • Health Information Mgmt
    • Electricity
    • Electronics Engineering Technology
    • Industrial Management
    • Environmental Science
    Aerospace & Defense Life Sciences Technology / Health Information Renewable Energy Sample Associate Degrees Available
  • Financial Viability EXTENT OF BENEFITS The tuition benefit will be graduated on the basis of length of attendance in the Escambia Public School system. Length of Attendance.......Benefit K-12.....................................100% 1-12.......................................95% 2-12.......................................95% 3-12.......................................95% 4-12.......................................90% 5-12 ......................................85% 6-12.......................................80% 7-12.......................................75% 8-12.......................................70% 9-12.......................................65% 10-12.......................................0% 11-12.......................................0% 12.............................................0% Possible Matches First Generation - this matching opportunity will be available again this year. This will match funds dollar for dollar and scholarships are awarded to local residents who are the first in their family to attend college. It will fund any degree and is a great opportunity for area residents. Blue Cross Blue Shield Match - this grant matches funds for nursing. Ethics in Business - this grant matches funds for business majors. Assumes 2 years of college for 100% of non-Bright Futures students Students must attend all 4 yrs of HS for ANY funding
  • Next Steps and Summary
    • City appointees
    • Local Educators and PJC Staff
    • NFP Experts
    • Verify the data and model
    • Locating and securing matching fund sources
    • Planning the implementation process
    Implementation Committee What SHOULD we be doing?
    • Workforce development
    • Attract target employers
    • Attract residents
    • Increasing property values
    • Increasing resident’s earning capacity
    • Raising the standard of living
    • BECAUSE OUR CHILDREN MATTER!
    WHY?
  • Questions ?
  • Supporting Data
  • Bright Futures Data