Leveraging Postsecondary Partners to Build a College-Going Culture: Tools for High School-Postsecondary Partners

Publication Date: July 2008

Publisher: Jobs for the Future, Inc.

Author(s): Lili Allen; Lucretia Murphy

Research Area: Education

Keywords: University Park Campus School; dual enrollment; community college

Type: Report


A number of schools and school districts seek to revitalize their partnerships with postsecondary institutions as a way to create pathways to postsecondary education and training for all students, not just those who enter high school academically prepared. JFF developed this toolkit for schools that wish to create, broaden, and deepen their postsecondary partnerships for maximum impact on college-going.

The toolkit draws upon the lessons of three important efforts to create clear, tightly designed pathways from high school to college on behalf of students traditionally underrepresented in higher education: the Early College High School Initiative; University Park Campus School in Worcester, Massachusetts; and entrepreneurial efforts undertaken by new small schools in Boston to leverage partnerships that benefit all students.