CLASP and the White House Community College Summit
September 27, 2010
Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States, recently announced the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges. This Summit, which is planned for October 5, provides an opportunity for community colleges, faculty, businesses, policymakers, and students to discuss the importance of community colleges in training the nation's evolving workforce, and their role in achieving the President's 2020 college completion goal.
The White House has set up an online discussion forum that enables individuals and organizations to submit ideas to improve community colleges. CLASP has submitted five ideas consistent with our goals outlined by our new Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success of ensuring that low-income adults and youth are able to access and succeed in postsecondary education and obtain economic security.
Check out our submissions by following the links below:
- Streamlined education and training programs that smooth the path to degrees and credentials
- Seed and scale-up innovative models that help lower-skilled working adults and youth earn community college credentials
- Better intelligence on how students progress through education and training systems, especially for lower-skilled students
- Financial aid for low-income working adults
- Increased student support services