National Community College Expansion of the Working Families Success Network Strategy

Achieving the Dream announced on August 28, 2014 a national community college expansion of the Working Families Success Network (WFSN) strategy. Sixteen community colleges in four states will implement the strategy — used at over 100 sites in the nation to help low-income individuals and families achieve financial stability — to promote postsecondary completion for students whose economic challenges can thwart their academic and career goals.

The WFSN strategy involves intentionally integrating and sequencing three distinct but related services:

  • Education and employment advancement—education, job readiness, training, and placement;
  • Income and work supports—access to student financial aid, public benefits, tax credits, and free tax assistance; and
  • Financial services and asset building—financial education and coaching linked to affordable products and services to help families build self-sufficiency, stabilize their finances, and become more economically competitive.

The four state partner organizations and 16 colleges are:

 

 

To read the full press release, please click here.

For more information about the national community college expansion of the WFSN strategy, please visit www.achievingthedream.org/resources/initiatives/working-families-success-network.

For more information about the Working Families Success Network, please visit www.workingfamiliessuccess.org.  

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