Accomplishments

2015 Key Accomplishments

ORGANIZATIONAL MILESTONES TO DATE

  • Added 7 new member organizations
  • Convened two Ky3C coalition-wide, three coordinating board and three steering committee meetings
  • Adopted governance structure, recruited coordinating board, and elected coordinating board chair/vice chair (June 2015)
  • Joined National College Access Network (June 2015) and attended national NCAN conference (Sept 2015)
  • Obtained full-time AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer to support Ky3C for one year (Sept 2015)

Hosted a Coordinating Board Retreat to begin development of three-year strategic plan (Nov 2015)
GOAL 1: Increase communication & collaboration among outreach providers and professionals

  • Established Resources and Inventory Work Group to build inventory of existing outreach programs & resources
  • Identified scope of data collection from membership and conducted member profile survey to collect data
  • Launched Ky3C website, social media presence and monthly member newsletter (Sept 2015)

GOAL 2: Increase participation in college & career awareness activities and use of college and career information resources, especially among traditionally under-served audiences

  • Participated in Reach Higher White House Convening on FAFSA Completion (Oct 2015)
  • Created Ky3C Community Calendar to allow for cross-promotion and increased awareness of CCR-related outreach events across the state (April 2015)

GOAL 3: Expand professional development & technical assistance opportunities for outreach professionals to support research based practice

  • Established Professional Development & TA Work Group to identify existing professional development efforts and training resources for outreach professionals (Feb 2015)
  • Participated in Reach Higher White House Convening on Strengthening School Counseling & College Advising which resulted in the development of draft of college & career readiness student competencies for feedback (Nov 2015)
  • Participated in 2015 GUK School Counseling & Advising Institute; 25 Ky3C members attended at no cost

GOAL 4: Increase understanding of the connection between policy and implementation in college and career readiness and postsecondary outreach

  • Hosted policy leaders panel at Ky3C meeting to inform members of current and emerging policy initiatives related to college & career readiness, access and success (August 2015)
  • Participated in CPE Strategic Agenda College Access focus group (March 2015)

Offered presentations to raise awareness of Ky3C at Appalachian Higher Education Network conference (June 2015) and the Kentucky Counselors Association state conference (Nov 2015)