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Community College Students Pitching a Plan to Improve their Communities.

In community college, Grantees, Millenials, Mobilize.org, students on March 8, 2011 at 2:44 pm

The Rappaport Family Foundation proudly supporting Mobilize.org’s Summit in San Jose. April 15-17.  From the Community College Times:

Pitch your plan to improve your community

Next month, Mobilize.org—a national organization that improves democracy by investing in Millennial-led solutions—will convene 100 students from community colleges in San Jose, Calif., to discuss the challenges they face in completing their education and solutions to address them.

At the summit April 15-17, Target 2020 participants will work together to brainstorm, prioritize and propose top solutions that address barriers they face in completing their education. During the Democracy 2.0 Competition, the top solutions, proposed as projects, will win financial investments and expert support from Mobilize.org and its partners to be implemented as campus, community or online projects.

“California’s community college students are full of ideas to help improve their educational experience,” said Maya Enista, CEO of Mobilize.org. “It often includes more peer-to-peer support and creative ways to better use campus and community resources that already exist. Our goal is to help channel these resources and facilitate the relationships students need to transform their ideas into projects that will benefit the entire campus community and help each student achieve their personal academic goals.”

Mobilize.org will hold another summit this fall in New York and in 2012 plans to go to Miami and Detroit.

For more info: http://www.mobilize.org/target2020


CUNY Adjusts Amid Tide of Remedial Students – NYTimes.com

In Coleman Advocates for Youth, community college, education, Grantees, students on March 3, 2011 at 10:27 am

Check out this article about how CUNY is adjusting its curriculum in response to students’ needs.

CUNY Adjusts Amid Tide of Remedial Students – NYTimes.com.

We’re seeing this in California as well.  In fact, one of our grantees, Coleman Advocates for Youth is working in San Francisco’s City College campus on ensuring that remedial courses are offered in a logical, sequential manner. Not surprisingly,  most students who need these classes fail to graduate because they can’t get in to the classes they need, when they need them.

Blueprint for the Millennial America

In Grantees, Millenials, young people, Young People First on December 9, 2010 at 8:16 am

We are excited to share with you the result of Young People First’s first year of work, where thousands of Millennial from across the country identified  what a progressive future looks like.  The result is Think 2040- a program that empowers the Millennial generation to reframe the challenges and opportunities facing America and its communities to build toward a progressive future.  Check out the Blueprint for the Millennial America | Roosevelt Campus Network.  Congratulations, Zach!