SSSC Breakout Session 2: A Community Engagement Approach to Dual Enrollment for Equity

October 13, 2021

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Strand: Collaborating Across Sectors and Segments: Anti-Racist Partnerships and Networks Creating Equitable Outcomes

Community engagement increases dual enrollment among minoritized and low-income students. Families have high aspirations for their children and bring an abundance of strengths, including cultural and linguistic assets. Yet they may not have the specific college knowledge to advocate for postsecondary access or know how to support students once in higher education. In this session, we will share a community engagement approach that empowers families to advocate for college access, leading to an increase in dual enrollment. This approach shifts the role of the college in the community from a “reward” or “prize” to a service for the community. Bring your spirit of inquiry as we explore the journey of two colleges as they have worked in partnership with their community, building college knowledge and more equitable access in dual enrollment.

Presenters: Naomi Castro, Career Ladders Project; Miguel Duenas, East Los Angeles College; and Laurencia Walker, Hartnell College

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