Northern Public Radio’s article, College Student Success Gaps Persist. How Can Schools Close Them?, covered a recent meeting held by GFF grantee, Partnership for College Completion, with leaders from community colleges and universities across northern Illinois. The leaders and PCC met to brainstorm how to close college completion gaps based on race and income level. Last year, more than 20 schools joined with the Partnership for College Completion (PCC) to launch the “Illinois Equity in Attainment Initiative” last year.
Partnership for College Completion is focused on improving college graduation rates for first-generation and low-income college students. PCC wants to help establish northeastern Illinois as a national leader by eliminating the college degree achievement gap. To accomplish this, PCC works to raise public awareness, provide support to colleges and universities and improve the public policy conditions for student success in Illinois.