Join us for the final PDI of 2019-20: Connecting Students to High Demand Career Pathways!

High school counselors and youth advisers – Join St. Louis Graduates, EducationPlus and colleagues from area high schools and youth organizations for our final Professional Development Institute workshop of the year to learn about postsecondary opportunities that connect students to high demand career pathways. Program includes a walking tour of the new health sciences building at STLCC and site visits …

PDI Workshop on Parent/Family Engagement

A capacity crowd is anticipated for our Professional Development Institute Workshop on Parent and Family Engagement! Friday, January 24, 2020 8 AM to 2 PM Deaconess Center for Child Well-being, 1000 N. Vandeventer Materials: AGENDA Parent and Family Engagement PDI Jan 2020 Social Media Dos and Don’ts Cultural Competency handout  

Advancing Racial Equity in Higher Education Institute

What if the outcomes in higher education were no longer predictable by race or socio-economic status? Over two days in November, 85 administrators and more than 50 students from over a dozen colleges and universities came together in St. Louis to delve into data, examine strategies and plan for greater equity in higher education.¬†Facilitating the two-day Advancing Racial Equity in …

Professional Development Institute: Financial Aid Advising for Student Success

Thank you to all who joined St. Louis Graduates, EducationPlus, MASFAP and counselor colleagues as we discussed effective ways to support students to make informed financial decisions in postsecondary planning. The workshop took place on September 13, 2019. Materials from the workshop: PDI Financial Aid 2019 Agenda Sample award ltr packet PDI Sept 13 Financial Aid PDI PPT FAFSAApp20-21 Now …

Supporting Student Success through Flexible Financial Aid Strategies

How colleges and universities are using emergency grants, completion grants, debt forgiveness and other flexible financial aid strategies to increase retention and completion for low-income students, first-generation students and students of color. We had a terrific discussion on August 7th at the University of Missouri-Columbia on how to strengthen financial aid so it better supports low-income students, first-generation students and …