ERIC Number: ED500495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Preparing Young People to Succeed in College and Beyond. The Connection Strategy: Stories and Results from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Education Investments
Annie E. Casey Foundation
For many young people, the "pipeline" to educational and economic success is truly broken. This report describes how some of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's education grantees in Atlanta are working to mend the pipeline for young people in their communities by connecting standards and expectations for learning from early childhood to college entry or the workforce and providing needed services, supports and partnerships that add value to the work of schools. The report discusses academic content and state policy strategies, and describes Casey's work in Atlanta as one example of what schools and community organizations can do to strengthen the pipeline. Following an introductory section, Part II of the report provides a brief overview of P-16 concepts and implementation at state and local levels, while Part III provides a description of the Casey Foundation's vision for education investments, including those that work to strengthen the P-16 pipeline in their communities. Part IV describes the overall Atlanta context, and discusses Casey's role in Atlanta as a local intermediary organization, working to create a P-16 network of schools that serve young people in a low-income neighborhood. Part V offers some lessons from the progress in Atlanta for other community intermediaries working to connect and strengthen schools so that more young people graduate prepared for adult success. Parts VI and VII provide a summary of the P-16 connections in Atlanta, and of the impact, influence, and leverage for Casey's education investments there.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Young Adults, Community Organizations, Success, Partnerships in Education, Academic Standards, Expectation, Developmental Continuity, Institutional Mission, Articulation (Education), School Community Relationship, Academic Persistence
Annie E. Casey Foundation. 701 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Tel: 410-547-6600; Fax: 410-547-6624; Web site: http://www.aecf.org/publications/index.php
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.