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Christy Gillenwater, President & CEOThe Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce    cgillenwater@chamberbloomington.org
Mission: Provide real-world learning   opportunities to increase academicengagement and excite young people about      edu...
Tell me and I forget.Teach me and I remember,Involve me and I learn.      -Benjamin Franklin
A 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit organization               •Eligible for grants          • Donations are tax deductible
Representatives from…•Private Sector•Public Sector•Local Schools
Career Learning Programs
The Reality Store
Career Speakers Bureau
Life Sciences Career Fair
Job Shadowing
Employment Fair for Graduating Seniors
Graduation Coach Initiative
The Chamber’s Graduation Coach Initiative           Recently Funded by:Boston ScientificIU Credit UnionMonroe County Commu...
Keys to Success Healthy collaboration between the business community and local school districts Financial support Acces...
Graduation Coaches  Drhea Townsend   Melanie Humbard   Patty Goldman     BHS South        BHS North       Edgewood HS
Graduation Coach Initiative Outcomes Last year 88% of students with a Graduation Coach graduated or remained in school 6...
Graduation Rates100%95%90%85%                                             BHSN                                            ...
Graduation Coach CaseloadSenior Retention/Completion Rate                          100% 100%                              ...
Students Leaving Without Graduating(Totals for RBBCSC and MCCSC)250                                  242            222   ...
Career Readiness     87% of students participating in    WorkKeys earned certificates in 2012
Educators of the Year Awards
For more information visitMark DeLaney, Director of Workforce InitiativesThe Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce     m...
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Christy Gillenwater, president and CEO of the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, made a presentation on their Chamber's Franklin Initiative for the 2012 Inter-City Visit to Bloomington, IN.

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  1. 1. Christy Gillenwater, President & CEOThe Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce cgillenwater@chamberbloomington.org
  2. 2. Mission: Provide real-world learning opportunities to increase academicengagement and excite young people about education and future careers.
  3. 3. Tell me and I forget.Teach me and I remember,Involve me and I learn. -Benjamin Franklin
  4. 4. A 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit organization •Eligible for grants • Donations are tax deductible
  5. 5. Representatives from…•Private Sector•Public Sector•Local Schools
  6. 6. Career Learning Programs
  7. 7. The Reality Store
  8. 8. Career Speakers Bureau
  9. 9. Life Sciences Career Fair
  10. 10. Job Shadowing
  11. 11. Employment Fair for Graduating Seniors
  12. 12. Graduation Coach Initiative
  13. 13. The Chamber’s Graduation Coach Initiative Recently Funded by:Boston ScientificIU Credit UnionMonroe County Community School CorporationDennis Shoup Foundation
  14. 14. Keys to Success Healthy collaboration between the business community and local school districts Financial support Access to school system and in-kind support Staff with strong background and skill sets for working with at-risk youth Implementation of Check and Connect Model
  15. 15. Graduation Coaches Drhea Townsend Melanie Humbard Patty Goldman BHS South BHS North Edgewood HS
  16. 16. Graduation Coach Initiative Outcomes Last year 88% of students with a Graduation Coach graduated or remained in school 68% of students with a Graduation Coach improved their GPA, an overall increase of 8% from the year prior The senior drop-out rate for students with a Graduation Coach reduced from 5 seniors in 2011 to only 3 seniors in 2012
  17. 17. Graduation Rates100%95%90%85% BHSN BHSS80% MCCSC EHS75% State Avg.70% 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011BHSN 79% 81% 76% 84% 86%BHSS 80% 83% 88% 86% 90%MCCSC 77% 79% 79% 83% 87%EHS 82% 84% 91% 95% 91%State Avg. 76% 78% 82% 84% 86%
  18. 18. Graduation Coach CaseloadSenior Retention/Completion Rate 100% 100% 93 % 93% 94% 92% 90% 90% 84% 80% 70% 62% 60% 2011 50% 40% 2012 30% 20% 10% 0% BHSN BHSS EHS Overall
  19. 19. Students Leaving Without Graduating(Totals for RBBCSC and MCCSC)250 242 222 217 219 193200 162 139 140 142150 126100 78 79 116 60 51 50 0 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 Total Dropped Out (codes 1-18) Removed by Parents (code 20) SOURCE: Indiana Department of Education
  20. 20. Career Readiness 87% of students participating in WorkKeys earned certificates in 2012
  21. 21. Educators of the Year Awards
  22. 22. For more information visitMark DeLaney, Director of Workforce InitiativesThe Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce mdelaney@chamberbloomington.org
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