Collective impact is defined by the Stanford Social Innovation Review as “the commitment of a group of important actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem.” Over the past few years, collective impact initiatives with a focus on improving educational attainment have sprung up in communities across the country, drawing significant attention from the media, researchers, and funders. This webinar will explore how collective impact work can relate to adult learners specifically and its potential for driving forward a completion agenda. The presentation will feature an overview of existing research on the topic and representatives from two city-level projects – San Antonio’s SA2020 and Louisville’s 55,000 Degrees – discussing how their communities have incorporated adult college completion into their city-wide collective impact strategies.
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Jeanne Russell, Strategist, SA2020
Maria Fernandez, Community Impact Director, SA2020
Mary Gwen Wheeler, Executive Director, 55,000 Degrees
Kathleen Mandlehr, Interim Director, Degrees Matter: the Greater Louisville Adult Degree Completion Network
Patrick Lane, Project Manager, Multistate Longitudinal Data Exchange, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education