National College Access Network (NCAN) Annual Conference

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September 16, 201912:00 am—8:00 pm
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Indianapolis Marriott Downtown 350 West Maryland Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46225

Come see our presentation at NCAN on Tuesday, September 17 at 1:00 pm.

Expanding college access through community, insight, and joy

Improving pathways for students requires addressing logistical and systemic barriers to college access and transfer. In this session, attendees will learn how The Common Application and Reach Higher, a college access and success initiative started by former First Lady Michelle Obama during her time in the White House, are helping to increase college access and transfer admissions for first-generation and low-income students as well as veterans and other post-traditional adult learners. Attendees will learn how Common App and Reach Higher have united to build evidence-based college access campaigns; connect students to college planning, financial aid, and scholarships; and help colleges utilize data and insights learned from across the membership to improve admissions and enrollment outcomes. Presenters will discuss how they are supporting counselors and advisers with new resources, expanded partner integrations, and initiatives to celebrate student success.

Presenters: Meredith Lombardi, Associate Director, Outreach and Education, Stephanie Owens, Director, Reach Higher Programs, Common App

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