publication cover pageThe Stanislaus Cradle to Career Partnership (C2C) is a vibrant, cross-sector, mission-driven community partnership. The core belief that all children can reach their full educational potential is what fuels their work. C2C launched an investigation into the potential of dual enrollment as a way to reach their goal of every student having the opportunity to earn a postsecondary certificate, credential, or college degree and entering a meaningful, self-sustaining job in early adulthood.

The Stanislaus C2C includes five Action Teams focused on school readiness, reading and math proficiency, postsecondary readiness and completion, and career readiness and job placement. Each Action Team includes community experts and practitioners from various sectors. Action Teams set goals for outcomes in their focus area, review data, identify best practices and implement scaling strategies. Barriers, opportunities and progress are all communicated back to the C2C Leadership Network.

One of the five Action Teams of C2C, StanFUTURES, identified a need to focus on disparities in high school completion and college enrollment through an extensive review of data and collection of insights from interviews with the community. StanFUTURES has refined this goal to focus on the success of male students who are Latino and low-income.

Prepared by Career Ladders Project
February 2021