[School-counselors] FW: College Summit National Newsletter: Spring 2012

Barbara Ashcraft bashcraft at access.k12.wv.us
Tue Mar 13 10:33:51 EDT 2012



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COllege summit alumni trained as advocates for capitol hill day

In November, College Summit convened 20 of its most successful alumni to engage in policy advocacy around postsecondary success. Alumni met with 18 Members of Congress and their staffs on Capitol Hill to establish relationships and educate them about College Summit’s overarching work and its efforts in education policy. 

The previous day, these same alumni attended an event supported by the Citi Foundation, where they were trained to become Citi Alumni Advocates (CAAs). Training was provided by the president of Public Squared, Richard Tafel, a leading expert in public policy training for nonprofits. 

Read more about our Alumni Advocates and their day on Capitol Hill. <http://org2.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=zt3Es4SJb7rfywv2mNJqYScVQUyTHqm9> 





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ANNOUNCEMENT: new national board member 

College Summit would like to welcome and announce Roch Hillenbrand as the newest member of College Summit’s National Board! After retiring from Goldman Sachs at the end of 2003, Roch founded Stony Brook Investments LLC to invest in Private Equity and Hedge Fund Partnerships. He is also actively involved in various philanthropic activities including current positions as Chairman and CEO of All Kinds of Minds, Durham, NC and as an Advisory Director of the Center for Asset Management, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.  <http://org2.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=cOUsokAjMl%2Ba52DhlDmJcScVQUyTHqm9> Read more about Roch Hillenbrand!




volunteer this summer at a workshop

Now is the time to sign up as a volunteer Writing Coach or College Coach at a College Summit workshop this summer. We have many opportunities available in our regions, so reserve your spot.  <http://org2.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=%2BYwBzFsWBTsrrbMHWPnmLScVQUyTHqm9> Sign up now!



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advancing the national conversation: making it to and succeeding in college

>From an evening gathering of top business leaders to a week of activities that connects working professionals with aspiring college students, College Summit is ensuring critical conversations are taking place nationwide about the need for students to make it to and succeed in college. Learn more about the exciting events occuring in our regions. <http://org2.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=MMEd0XlU5JiJdmxG7cLKmdZUiGF8R%2BNK> 


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a new approach to college-going culture in miami

Miami is one of the youngest and most vibrant cities in the U.S. and the diversity of its cultural influence extends well past city limits. It comes as no surprise that College Summit’s Miami-Dade partner schools are pioneering fresh and exciting ways to develop college-going culture that will serve as a model for other regions. 

Thanks to a dynamic partnership that involves funding from Children’s Trust, Deloitte’s Future Fund and community volunteers from City Year and Deloitte, College Summit “Culture Clubs” are now established at 10 partner schools in Miami, providing a unique afterschool opportunity for Peer Leaders to hone their leadership skills while also providing additional college and financial aid application support to interested students. 

Read more about about the great work happening in Miami. <http://org2.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=zdR37ipENrY1b57170gjgycVQUyTHqm9> 






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