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This year’s conference theme, "Strength in Numbers," is a celebration of a decade of data-informed progress from across our network and an opportunity to discuss our future direction. Join us for our 10th-anniversary celebration. We will look back at the evidence-informed progress we’ve made as a sector but also look forward to the pressing issues of the day. This year the event will take place at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA from May 20–22, 2019. 

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Tuesday, May 21
 

9:30am EDT

An Obstacle for Every Season: Lessons Learned from Changing Postsecondary Advising in 20 Districts
Limited Capacity seats available

The To & Through Advising Challenge engages 20 school districts, charter organizations, and community-based organizations across the country to change the way they do business around postsecondary advising. Grantees develop a plan that addresses postsecondary fit and match, increasing FAFSA completion, and reducing the effects of summer melt and then begin to implement that plan the following year. Second, the National College Access Network seeks qualitative insights about obstacles in the way of accomplishing this work.
This session will examine the challenges and roadblocks and how data coaches attempted to mitigate them. Presenters come from three project constituencies: two members of the leadership team, a postsecondary data coach (and SDP Fellow), and two grantee representatives (one from a school district, one from a community-based organization supporting a district). The panel will share lessons and resources but also seek feedback from the audience.

Speakers
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Bill DeBaun

Director of Data and Evaluation, National College Access Network
Bill DeBaun is NCAN’s Director of Data and Evaluation. He researches and writes about college access and success programming that demonstrates significant results for students’ college enrollment and graduation rates while additionally providing technical assistance to other initiatives... Read More →
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MorraLee Keller

Director of Technical Assistance, National College Access Network
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Amy Fineburg

Advanced Programs Specialist, Jefferson County Board of Education
I supervise AP, dual enrollment, virtual learning, and research programs for Alabama's second-largest school district, which serves over 36,000 students in 56 schools.
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Roxana Del Campo

Consultant/Grad Student, University of Washington Seattle
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Kevin Salkas

Interim Director, Career and College Centers, AchieveMpls



Tuesday May 21, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am EDT
Stratton, Third Floor Charles Hotel (1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA, USA)

2:30pm EDT

How can we lower barriers to college access and students’ success? Let’s ask some students.
Limited Capacity seats available

For first-generation college students, higher education can drastically alter their life trajectory. However, there are many barriers on the road to entering college, let alone graduating or graduating debt-free. In this session, current college students will share their thoughts on the most pernicious barriers to college access, and what the field should do to remedy them. These students are all alumni of TeenSHARP, a program that prepares talented low-income, Black, and Latinx students for top colleges through early access to college-level coursework and coaching throughout the application and decision process.

Speakers
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Tatiana Poladko

Founder, TeenSHARP
TeenSHARP prepares talented youth of color to attend and thrive at our nation's top colleges.


Tuesday May 21, 2019 2:30pm - 3:45pm EDT
Longfellow B, First Floor Charles Hotel (1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA, USA)