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2017-2019 College Completion Grant

Concordia University-Saint Paul|$178,412|1/2017 - 11/2019
This grant supports efforts at 14 two- and four-year colleges in Arkansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio and Wisconsin to identify students nearing completion but at-risk of dropping out and apply appropriate interventions to help them overcome their obstacles.

Engaging Adjunct Faculty in the Student Success Movement

Achieving the Dream Inc|$696,000|3/2016 - 11/2019
This grant supports Achieving the Dream in helping colleges implement policies and practices to better engage part-time faculty in the student success agenda.

Supporting the Success of the Second Chance Pell Program in Five States

Vera Institute of Justice Inc|$180,000|6/2018 - 11/2019
This grant supports the Vera Institute of Justice in its work at eight college prison programs to pinpoint priority improvement areas and develop plans for a two-year technical assistance engagement aimed at helping programs move more students toward degree completion, connect to reentry pathways and obtain employment.

Ascendium-Sponsored Practitioner Fellowships

Teachers College, Columbia University|$58,200|11/2019 - 11/2019
This grant supports attendance of 14 community college practitioners and developmental educators as fellows at the 2019 conference of the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness. Educators, policymakers, researchers, students, and other stakeholders attending this conference will discuss the latest research in the field and come away with a clearer sense of how states and institutions can better support students on the path to college and career success.

Ascendium-Sponsored Convening Fund

Excelencia in Education Inc|$55,000|10/2019 - 11/2019
This grant supports a convening of ten institutional teams at Excelencia in Education’s Alignment Institute to examine alignment of institution’s data and leadership strategies to develop a framework for serving their Latino students.