Online Guided Pathways Design Guide Now Available

September 28th 2020 - blog, Featured, News, Uncategorized

Career Ladders Project has launched an online Guided Pathways Design Guide for Integrating Student Supports into the community college student’s journey. The team has spent the last year researching and interviewing college leaders to learn how they are working to more proactively support students–by meeting students where they are, with support when they need it. We have […]

Achieving equity through dual enrollment

December 7th 2018 - News

Here are the materials from our convening on Nov. 30: The presentation by Joel Vargas and Linda Collins The Venn diagram of participants’ thoughts on the value proposition of dual enrollment JFF’s and CLP’s research on the current landscape for dual enrollment (and brief case studies and an overview) a list of participants and their […]

Career Advancement Academies: Lessons for Equity in Guided Pathways

December 5th 2018 - blog, News

The Career Advancement Academies at more than 30 California community colleges offer concrete examples of how to ensure equity for all students, and a new report from Career Ladders Project and Equal Measure outlines how they can be applied in Guided Pathways reforms. Established in 2007, with state funding and with technical assistance from CLP, the Career […]

How Georgia State reforms closed racial and ethnic completion gaps: It can be done

November 28th 2018 - News

Two leaders from Georgia State University came to Long Beach on Nov. 15 to talk about reforms that are credited with raising graduation rates campuswide above 75%. In fact, Latinx and African American students at GSU are now doing slightly better than their white counterparts. “Closing the Achievement Gap,” an event organized by Career Ladders Project and […]

Strengthening Student Success Presentations – Fall 2018

October 22nd 2018 - News

Presentations from 2018 Strengthening Student Success are now available Career Ladders Project staffers presented on Guided Pathways implementation, the Dual Enrollment Game, re-entry programs for students who have been incarcerated, and more. Conference sessions: Choose Your Own Adventure: Practitioners Share Journeys in Creating Meta-Majors Strand: Transforming the Institution through Guided Pathways Successes and Setbacks of […]

The Dual Enrollment Landscape in California

October 11th 2018 - blog, News

Students who participate in dual enrollment at a community college during high school are more likely to graduate and enter college, and they’re more likely to complete a certificate, degree, or transfer. And the students who are most underrepresented in community colleges — young men of color, students from low-income families, and students who are first in their families to attend college — often benefit the most. But California has not […]

Focusing Integrated Planning Efforts Through Guided Pathways

October 3rd 2018 - News

A new CLP brief, Guided Pathways as a Framework for Integrating Student Success Efforts: A Case Study of Three California Community Colleges, explores how colleges can use Guided Pathways to bring together innovation, people, and resources across initiatives. We highlight the stories of three California community colleges that have worked to intentionally align different initiatives and […]

The Dual Enrollment Game

September 27th 2018 - Featured, News

Research shows that high school students who take community college courses through dual enrollment get better grades in high school and are more likely to enter and stay in college — and attain a degree or a certificate. The object of the game is to earn college credit. Taking the role of students, players make […]

CLP Case Study: Opening Doors to the Tech Industry

June 28th 2018 - News

“This validated the classes I’ve taken in the past 3 years and now I KNOW that I want to do this!” – Student “Sometimes our students do not think they are good enough to apply for better 4-year colleges or apply to better companies. The very thoughtful feedback of the judges taught them otherwise.” – […]

Case Study: Bridging High School, College and Industry for Students in a Career Academy

June 26th 2018 - News

“The key is to provide the resources and the structure for the relationships to build.” – Mark Frey, Skyline CS&T teacher and founder. In a new report, Bridging High School, College, and Industry: A Case Study and Lessons for the Field, CLP highlights successes achieved and lessons learned by a unique partnership centered on the […]