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Serving Native American Students

Jim Larimore (Comanche), Chief Officer

November was Native American Heritage Month, which celebrates the diverse cultures and traditions of American Indian and Alaskan Native peoples. But our attention to the educational

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ACT Gives Back: Giving Tuesday

Lori Swartzendruber

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop In ongoing efforts to fulfill ACT’s mission to help people achieve education

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Advancing Equity Symposium

Katie Gragnaniello

ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning (CEL) recently participated in the first ever National Advancing Equity in Adult, Community College, and Career and Technical Education

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Why Apply?

Melissa Caperton

  What is the American College Application Campaign (ACAC)? First, thank you to ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning for inviting the American College Application

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ACT Gives Back

Keira Evans

Recently, ACT partnered with Make-A-Wish® Iowa as a Fund-A-Wish sponsor. The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. The local

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Celebrating Excelencia

Katie Gragnaniello

As National Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close on October 15, we are continuing the celebration by highlighting our joint partnership with Excelencia in

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It is Achievable

Christina Gordon

As ACT marks United Way Week, we celebrated the spirit of giving with an incredible guest speaker to follow International Day of the Girl Child.

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Girl Power

Keira Evans

International Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the United Nations (UN). This day recognizes the benefits of empowering and

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Up Next: College

Keira Evans

Our friends at Better Make Room have created a free mobile messaging tool that opens the realm of college access to all students across the

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Educacíon con Nosotros

Keira Evans

ACT Center for Equity in Learning’s very own Juan Garcia appeared on Univision’s Despierta America morning show last Monday. He was a part of a

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Equity and Opportunity

Marten Roorda, Chief Executive Officer

Learning to swim would be difficult without water. No matter how strong your imagination, there’s nothing like dunking your head in a pool to transform

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ACT Perspective on Fisher Decision

Marten Roorda, CEO

As is clear to most observers, not every student enjoys the same advantages as they advance through the K-12 educational system. Too often those disparate

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