Upward Bound’s Michael Dennehy Presenting at National Higher Education Programs Conference
Michael Dennehy will be presenting at The Higher Education Programs (HEP) Project Directors Conference – a national conference at the end of March. It will be held at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC.
The conference is the first of its kind, hosted by the United States Department of Education’s Office of Post-secondary Education Student Services. The theme for the conference is Strategies for Educating the 21st Century Student. Over 4,000 HEP educators and Department of Education officials will gather to learn more about the responsibilities and the possibilities that come with being a HEP grantee.
Below is a brief description of Michael Dennehy’s presentation.
Examples of TRIO – Upward Bound Strategically Partnering with Citywide & District School Improvement Efforts in Boston, MA
The city of Boston is home to a number of school improvement efforts supported by the Mayor’s Office, the Boston Public Schools, local Colleges/Universities, and the Boston Foundation, among others. The Upward Bound programs serving Boston students have worked collaboratively with each other to strategically partner with school improvement efforts around: 1) tracking students citywide participation in out-of-school time programs; 2) partnering with the lowest performing schools in the district; 3) demonstrating program service alignment with goals of district’s acceleration agenda; 4) partnering to improve postsecondary enrollment and completion outcomes for Boston students; 5) working with district around AVID curriculum; and 6) using ground breaking research to benchmark program postsecondary completion outcomes. This workshop will provide a highlight of these efforts and foster a discussion about ways in which these activities might be replicated in other cities.