Join the NYC youth funders for a session that will feature the development of and lessons learned from the College Completion Innovation Fund (CCIF), a unique collaborative model for college persistence and completion grantmaking managed by Graduate NYC. Catalyzed by a challenge grant from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation in 2015, CCIF has engaged national and local funders for a collective investment of nearly $2 million.
New York City-based undergraduate colleges and nonprofit community-based organizations have received support for projects that aim to significantly improve student completion outcomes. Copies of the inaugural report of the CCIF will be on hand.
- Pioneering initiatives have the potential to help young people make great strides in obtaining a college degree
- How to create important learning opportunities that will benefit the college success field as a whole
- The CCIF inaugural report
- Desiree Vazquez Barlatt, Program Officer, Teagle Foundation
Panel: The Funder Perspective
- Cass Conrad, University Dean, K-16 Initiatives at City University of New York
Beth Lief, Executive Director, The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation
Todd Penner, Portfolio Director, College Success, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Megan McAllister (Moderator), Senior Program Officer, Altman Foundation
Panel: The Grantee Perspective
- Vince Boudreau, President, City College
Laura Gambino, Associate Dean for Assessment and Technology, Guttman Community College
Jessica Sasko, Director of College Supports, NYC Outward Bound Schools
Melissa Herman (Moderator), Innovation Fund Director, Graduate NYC
All interested funders.
8:45 - 9:00 AM Check-in
9:00 - 11:00 AM Program
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