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Tcf college access ppt final

  1. 1. The Community Foundation For Greater Atlanta Metropolitan Atlanta College Access Research & Mapping Project RFP Response Presentation ASPIRE Business Solutions Group
  2. 2. In This Presentation You will learn... Our College Access Perspective • Our Understanding of the Project Work • The Team’s Experience, Roles & Synergy • Our Proposed Project Work Phases • The High Level Timeline •
  3. 3. Our College Access Perspective Good News •Great College Access Projects Are Happening In Metro Atlanta. •Key Stakeholders Are Already Engaged Not So Good News •Previous Attempts To Collaborate Were Not Sustained And Lacked Overall Vision And Cohesion •At-risk Students Remain Largely Underserved The Opportunity: Atlanta must work to develop a systemic college-going pipeline that creates college solutions to all students
  4. 4. Our Understanding of the Project Work Building A Sustainable College Access and Success Framework Requires: • Customization of Best-In-Class Approaches • Data-Driven Decision Making • Collective Action to Align Strategies/Resources
  5. 5. The Team Jessica Johnson, Executive Director • National College Access Practitioner: Creator of Innovative College Funding Model • Gaps Analysis Experience: Previous Engagement in College Access Asset Mapping Process in Washington, DC. • Immediate Access to Resources: Direct Relationships with College Access Initiatives in Other Regions • Coalition Building Capacity: Local Interaction with College Access Community
  6. 6. The Team Jessica E. Daniels, CEO, Principal Consultant • Expertise In Education/college Access: Over 20 Years of youth program planning and development experience • Knowledge Of The Philanthropic Sector: Over 12 years of experience working with several local and national foundations to include, TCFGA, United Way of Metro Atlanta , Atlanta Women’s Foundation, Kaiser Family Foundation. • Strong Project Management Skills: Seasoned project manager and for local and national projects including financial management and reporting. • Experience Field Researcher: Including evidence based data finding, gap analysis, formulated funding recommendations, strategic and community action plans and program initiatives. • Expertise in Presentation, Facilitation and Communication: Highly proficient in graphic design, map generation, presentation development and diverse community engagement
  7. 7. The Team ASPIRE Business Solutions Group Leah McLeod, Practice Director • K-12 College and Career Ready Practitioner: Develop College and Career Readiness Programs • Root Cause Assessments Experience: Previous Engagement in K-12 School Turnaround projects • Program and Best Practices Researcher: Search, Discover, Interpret and Develop programs and systems using a variety of knowledge bases • Strategy and Implementation Planner: Create strategic plans along with implementation and evaluation plans
  8. 8. Team Roles ASPIRE Project Role: • PROJECT LEAD • Subject Matter Expert • Lead Researcher Strategist • Connector of Key College Access Stakeholders and Resources • Liaison for Stakeholders Project Role: • PROJECT MANAGER • Stakeholder Engagement Facilitator • Graphic Design and Presentation Development • The Community Foundation Liaison. Project Role: • RESEARCHER/WRITER • Strategist • Stakeholder engagement documenter and quantitative and qualitative data analysis • Final deliverables Synergy Through Experience, Commitment & Passion
  9. 9. Our Proposed Project Work Phase 1: Project Organization & Framework Development Setting the Foundation for SUCCESS: • Meet with (TCFGA) to Listen • Work collaboratively to develop and finalize a Comprehensive Project Plan and Budget • Upload plan on all access online project management platform (ie. SmartSheet) • Develop Comprehensive Stakeholder Database
  10. 10. Our Proposed Project Work Phase 2: Information Gathering For “Metropolitan Atlanta College Access Literature and Mapping Report” Milestone 1: Literature Review of Best Practices Theory and Programs The team will conduct an intense review of the literature and national best practices and models related to post secondary success to: • Establish a Knowledge Base • Identify Valuable Resources • Reveal Key Challenges
  11. 11. Our Proposed Project Work Phase 2: Information Gathering For “Metropolitan Atlanta College Access Literature and Mapping Report” Milestone 2: Metro Atlanta College Access Asset Catalog and Mapping Conduct an intense data gathering of Atlanta Metro college access programs • Review and categorized programs on type and function • Utilize the Organization and Management Group (OMG) Center for Collaborative Learning Tool “Conducting a Scan of Your College Access and Success System” methodology to drill down program details. • Descriptions of each asset will be provided and placed in a database. • On- line mapping tool www.eSpatial.com to chart college access assets in the Atlanta and metro area.
  12. 12. Our Proposed Project Work Phase 2: Information Gathering For “Metropolitan Atlanta College Access Literature and Mapping Report” Milestone 3: Qualitative Research, Focus Groups and Interviews • Qualitative research with key stakeholder groups (students, parents, education administrators, nonprofit leaders, government agencies) • Research includes focus groups, interviews and survey methodologies. • Participant identification and recruitment from The Scholarship Academy Database (2,500 Metro Atlanta contacts) and the Stakeholder Database. • Stakeholder sample will reflect the diversity of the overall stakeholder population. • Document and analysis of the findings
  13. 13. Our Proposed Project Work Phase 2: Information Gathering For “Metropolitan Atlanta College Access Literature and Mapping Report” Milestone 4: College Access Gap Identification and Analysis Three Pronged Approach to Gap Analysis: 1. Cross-reference Asset Map with GA CCRPI 2. Utilize GA College411 data to identify deficiencies along the continuum of needs 3. Identify core pipelines for stakeholders to strengthen college access efforts.
  14. 14. Our Proposed Project Work Phase 3: Presentation of Key Findings • • • • • Develop a thorough executive summary of the overall Metropolitan Atlanta College Access Literature and Mapping Report Webinar presentation to be presented to key stakeholder groups. Stakeholder Group online presentation invitational via GoToMeeting.com. Live presentation groups to provide feedback in real time. Alternative engagement strategies to provide ALL stakeholders opportunities to review the summary and/or presentation
  15. 15. Our Proposed Project Work Phase 4: Development of Action Plan & Recommendations for Comprehensive College Access Support System • Convene Stakeholders • Tier 1 – students • Tier 2 – higher education, community and school based organizations, parents, families, adult mentors, and K-12 education systems and •  Tier 3 – funding partners, research organizations, advocacy and communications groups, intermediaries and technical assistance providers, business community, and policymakers. • • Build political will and public support around Collaboration and Action Develop Action Plan and Recommendations
  16. 16. High Level Timeline Proposed Work Phase Phase 1: Project Organization & Framework Development Phase 2: Information Gathering For “Metropolitan Atlanta College Access Literature and Mapping Report” Phase 3: Presentation of Key Findings Phase 4: Development of Action Plan & Recommendations for Comprehensive College Access Support System Projected Dates Dec. 1-15, 2013 Dec. 1, 2013Mar. 31, 2014 Mar. 1-Apr.1, 2014 Apr. 1-30, 2014
  17. 17. Questions & Answers
  18. 18. Thank You For Your Consideration!

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