Partnerships

The Center for Equity in Learning was created to close equity and opportunity gaps for underserved populations and working learners. Through our strategic partnerships, we are working to provide underserved and working learners with access to the information and resources they need to succeed in education and the workplace.

The Center is working with a network of partner organizations to advance shared interests in research and advocacy, and to support efforts aimed at closing equity gaps.

Support for Student Outreach:

ACAC/ACE

We support the American Council on Education in their national effort to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students pursuing a college degree or other higher education credential.

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Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents

The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents aims to provide leadership at the national level that assures every school in America effectively serves the education needs of all students with an emphasis on Latino Youth by building capacity, promoting best practices, and transforming educational institutions.

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California Association of African American School Administrators

The California Association of African American School Administrators is a membership organization that supports educational excellence for African American, Latino and other students of color.

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Civic Nation

The Civic Nation initiative targets Generation Z to celebrate education, change the national conversation, and reach students directly where they are by giving them a space to create content while also navigating the college-going process. ACT supports these efforts, and CEO Marten Roorda sits on the advisory board for Civic Nation.

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Better Make Room Campaign

Better Make Room initiative targets Generation Z to celebrate education, change the nationally conversation, and reach students directly where they are by giving them a space to create content while also navigating the college-going process. ACT supports these efforts, and CEO Marten Roorda sits on the advisory board for Civic Nation.

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College Advising Corps

ACT’s Center for Equity and Learning supports the College Advising Corps in its efforts to increase the number of low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented high school students who enter and complete higher education.

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College Horizons

ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning joins College Horizons in its effort to facilitate higher education to Native American students by providing college and graduate admissions workshops to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students/participants from across the nation.

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Delaware State University

Delaware States University’s First in the World grant supports its Access to Success initiative, which seeks to increase the applications, enrollment and retention in postsecondary education of at-risk and underrepresented students who are from low-income families and first-generation college students.

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Excelencia in Education

Excelencia in Education accelerates Latino student success in higher education by providing data-driven analysis of the educational status of Latinos, and by promoting education policies and institutional practices that support their academic achievement. ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning, together with Excelencia in Education, is pursuing Latino student success in higher education while bridging the equity gap in education.  We partner with Excelencia on the Condition of College and Career Readiness for Hispanic Students.

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National College Access Network

The National College Access Network builds, strengthens, and empowers communities committed to college access and success so that all students, especially those underrepresented in postsecondary education, can achieve their educational dreams. ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning partners with the National College Access Network to cultivate higher education access and success to all students.

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Roadtrip Nation

Univision Communications, Inc.

We partner with Univision to provide Parent Academies across the nation. The Parent Academy is a place to find expert advice on how to engage in your children’s education and helping them prepare for college.

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Collaboration on Reports and Research:

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund is the nation’s largest nonprofit provider of college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and creates opportunities for students to access, complete, and succeed after post-secondary education.

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Council for Opportunity in Education

The Council for Opportunity in Education is a nonprofit organization, established in 1981, dedicated to furthering the expansion of college opportunities for low-income, first-generation students, and students with disabilities in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., the Pacific Islands, and Puerto Rico.

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Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

Georgetown University Center of Education and the Workforce is an independent, nonprofit research and policy institute that studies the link between education, career qualifications, and workforce demands. ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning partnered with Georgetown’s Center of Education and the Workforce on examining working learners.

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National Indian Education Association

The National Indian Education Association advances comprehensive, culture-based educational opportunities for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.

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National Council for Community and Education Partnerships

The National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP) is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to increase access to higher education for economically disadvantaged students. Confident that education paves the way to social equity, NCCEP advances college access through advocacy, training, and research.

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UCLA Institute for Globalization, Immigration, and Education

UCLA’s Institute for Globalization, Immigration, and Education conducts multidisciplinary and comparative research engaging policymakers, practitioners, and institutional leaders. Their research serves to inform efforts to expand opportunities, reduce barriers, and improve the wellbeing of diverse, vulnerable, and marginalized students.

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UNCF

UNCF’s mission is to build a robust and nationally-recognized pipeline of under-represented students who, because of UNCF support, become highly-qualified college graduates and to ensure that our network of member institutions is a respected model of best practice in moving students to and through college.

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