OCTAE 19, 2020 Flash Edition

Octae Connection

OCTAE Connection Flash Edition


March 19, 2020

College Success for Single Mothers – Apply Now

The National College Transition Network (NCTN) at World Education is pleased to release the College Success for Single Mothers Application for community colleges. It is a three-year project (2020–22) funded by ECMC Foundation. The project will assist eight community colleges to identify the needs of single mother students on campus and develop a plan to expand key practices and services to enhance their success in college and careers. To achieve the project goals, NCTN is partnering with the Program Evaluation and Research Group at Endicott College, developers of the Family Friendly Campus Toolkit: Using Data to Improve Outcomes, and Achieving the Dream (ATD), a national leader in the community college reform movement. Selected colleges will form a cross-functional task force of decision makers, practitioners, and stakeholders to carry out the activities of the project and receive a $10,000 stipend. Application submissions are due 5:00 p.m. (ET), Friday, May 1, 2020. However, given the current uncertainties of our workplaces, campuses, and communities, we will monitor submissions and reconsider the deadline, if needed. Download the Information & Application Packet.

Rural Community College Convening Postponed

Dear Colleagues,

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), along with our partners, the American Association of Community Colleges and the National Center for Construction Education and Research, as well as our host, the Community College of Denver, are postponing the Rural Community College Grant Convening previously announced in the OCTAE Connection newsletter. It was scheduled for March 19 to March 20, and registrants already should have received notice of the postponement. We hope to reschedule the event for a future date when we can ensure full participation from educators, partners, and stakeholders involved in this important work.

We regret any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Erin Berg, Community College Program Specialist, at erin.berg@ed.gov.