The College-Ready Action Network focuses on postsecondary engagement in Linked Learning in the region, aiming to create buy-in with postsecondary campus presidents and other leadership on the value-add of Linked Learning for their institutions.
Last year, the Network co-hosted its first Community College Presidents’ Summit with Pasadena City College. The Los Angeles Community College District co-sponsored the event with The James Irvine Foundation. Nearly 20 leaders from ten community colleges attended in addition to California State University, Los Angeles. Six superintendents or assistant superintendents attended from the Coalition’s member districts. Participants heard about the inspiring partnership between Pasadena City College and Pasadena Unified, and were able to discuss important matters about moving forward together as members of the Coalition.
In 2017, the Network is building on its success with additional advocacy among postsecondary institution leaders and collaboratively developing a Principles of Data Sharing document.
For more information on the College-Ready Action Network and its progress, contact co-chairs Naomi Castro, Director, Career Ladders Project at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kim Irons, Linked Learning Pathway Specialist, Centinela Valley Union High School District at email@example.com.