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Funders and Partners

Kresge Foundation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Jobs for the Future (JFF)

Jobs for the Future (JFF): JFF is a non-profit organization that provides guidance and technical support in implementing initiatives to increase student outcomes. JFF has played a leadership role in identifying and implementing high impact practices learned from a decade of work involving Achieving the Dream (ATD), Complete College America (CCA), and Completion by Design (CBD), among others. The Student Success Center Network is comprised of 13 states: Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Michigan, New Jersey, Texas, Ohio, New York, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, Hawaii, and Oregon. This network of 13 states serves almost half of the nation's community college students.

Complete College America (CCA)

The University of Hawaii Community Colleges is involved in two partnerships with CCA:

Corequisite academic support is a three-year effort by CCA to "increase the number of states and postsecondary institutions scaling corequisite academic support for students who would have otherwise been placed in traditional remedial education sequence." Thirteen states have all joined in this corequisite effort: California, Hawaii, Illinois, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Rhode Island, Maryland, Missouri, Massachusetts, Montana, and Idaho.

Purpose First is a two year action project aimed at encouraging students to explore career-related choices early in their college experience and supporting them to build deeper awareness of purpose as they progress. This is a UH system partnership that involves all ten UH campuses. Five states have been invited to participate: New Hampshire, Virginia, Tennessess, Houston area consortium, and Hawaii). In these efforts, CCA provides support in the form of planning assistance, content experts, assistance with data collection, guidance on development and execution of program evaluation, and other technical assistance as needed.

In these efforts, CCA provides support in the form of planning assistance, content experts, assistance with data collection, guidance on development and execution of program evaluation, and other technical assistance as needed.

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