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Session 23. Sharing the Aid Awareness Challenge: How to Reach Diverse Groups in Urban and Rural Settings. Jane Collins Cissy VanSickle . Session Summary.
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Session 23 Sharing the Aid Awareness Challenge: How to Reach Diverse Groups in Urban and Rural Settings Jane Collins Cissy VanSickle

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Session Summary Providing school get to and school mindfulness programs exhibit challenges whether they are in very populated and various urban settings or in scantily populated country territories. What are those difficulties basic to both? What difficulties are one of a kind? What methodologies are utilized to overcome these?

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What is College Access? Projects and administrations intended to open the ways to postsecondary training by giving : College, profession and monetary guide data College visits College and vocation direction Application help Tutoring Test arrangement courses Last dollar grants Parent mindfulness exercises and then some

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Why College Access? School going rates among low-salary, minority understudies is still far beneath a satisfactory level. Great white collar class occupations progressively require the extra abilities increased through advanced education. Unemployment rates for secondary school graduates is four times that of school graduates. Our nation\'s future relies on upon an informed workforce.

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College Access Needs: Urban Students Indicators of need: More than 63% of DC government funded school understudies originate from families with aggregate livelihoods under $50,000 More than 95% 0f DC state funded school graduates are individuals from under-spoke to minority assembles In a few segments of the city, under 12% of grown-ups have finished a four-year advanced education

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Challenges for Urban Families Lack of learning about school arranging procedures and assets Misinformation about school costs Unfamiliarity with money related guide programs Limited access to school arrangement projects and assets High case loads for school-based understudy administrations staff

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Low Level of Academic Achievement Low scores on state administered tests Fewer course offerings for AP classes and testing electives Higher drop-out rates

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Conflicting Opportunities for Students Jobs (might be relied upon to add to family assets) Family obligations Gangs, parenthood, and so on. Numerous projects going after same understudies

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Low Levels of Parental Involvement Parental contribution diminishes as kid ages Limited English capability Lack of commonality with school arranging and requirement for family bolster Long work hours – regularly in different employments Lack of information of assets and emotionally supportive networks

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High Numbers of Out-of-School Youth and Adult Learners Need for extra scholastic and monetary assets to address particular issues Family/work duties struggle with school Concerns about school costs versus family everyday costs

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Other Issues Immigration and residency issues Non-customary families (wide scope of official and informal guardianships, family circumstances) Conflicting family values – work versus training

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Successful Strategies Community-based College Resource Centers Open to everybody Walk-in, \'as required\' Advising and application help are key administrations Minimal enlistment, investment prerequisites

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Successful Strategies Why do group based focuses work? Inviting environment for understudies of any age Focus is on giving data – helping families comprehend and effectively explore the procedures Housed inside the groups they serve

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Postsecondary Encouragement Programs Financially Fit for College Combines budgetary education with school arranging Focuses on center school families Expands perspective of school as a family venture Helps families create singular arrangements and techniques for school and acquaints them with different assets who can help with particular issues

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Postsecondary Encouragement Programs Kids2College Pairs center schools with universities Encourages association between current undergrad and center school understudies Emphasizes scholastic abilities Provides follow-up exercises through secondary school Stresses people group contribution

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Successful Strategies from Session Participants Programs, benefits that have been fruitful in your general vicinity? Limited time, enrollment thoughts that have been viable in urging families to take part? Criticism from families that can advise others about fruitful exercises?

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College Access Issues: Rural Students Family salaries low measurements (e.g. Western MD pay) Lack of chance absence of inspiration Resources are constrained to the committed few Overwhelmed advocates Travel separations Role models Reduction in program of intrigue Other obligations details on births + underage

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Rural Families College costs~average wage Overwhelmed with the procedure Expectation to help Student might be relied upon to add to family salary Culture stun

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Programs GEAR-UP takes after 2001 6 th grade accomplice Early Intervention – junior college programs Career and Me programs Career Fair sessions High School Nights/Days Open Houses

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Employment and Family Income Household Median Income Rank 2000

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Employment and Family Income Government Payment as % Personal Income 2000

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Education Outcomes % of Population with High School Diploma 2000

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Education Outcomes % of Population with Bachelor\'s Degree or Higher

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Employment and Family Income Unemployment Rank by County 1990-1997

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Public Health – Children Under 18 Living in Poverty

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Public Health % of Births to Mothers Under 20

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Public Health of Population Enrolled in Medicaid, 1996

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Population Trends – % Change in Population 90-97

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Statistical Resources

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Technical Assistance We value your input and remarks. We can be come to: Jane Collins Phone: (202) 393-1100, ext. 11 Cissy VanSickle Phone: (202) 468-1160, ext 233 Email:

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