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    National College Transitions Network
    Ensuring Student Success Through Intensive Onboarding

    National College Transitions Network
    September, 2017

    CCPI is proudly featured in The National College Transition Network’s guide to implementing Integrated Education & Training programs, released in September 2017. This guide provides frameworks to adult educators as they plan or strengthen their own IET programs, and it highlights CCPI’s in-depth “vestibule” process for onboarding students and preparing them for success.

    Check out pages 31-35.

    MDRC Policy Brief
    The Power of Career and Employer Focused Training and Education

    MDRC Policy Brief
    March, 2017

    The Bridge to College and Careers Program at LaGuardia Community College in New York City offers a sector-focused approach, supporting students in their understanding of, application to, and persistence in specific college-level programs in science, health, and business. In its evaluation of the program, MDRC found that participating students were much more likely to pass the HSE exam, enroll in college, and persist into the second semester.

    Read More about Focused Training and Education...

    Resiliency Integral to EMT Training Program's Success
    Resiliency Integral to EMT Training Program's Success

    LaGuardia Community College
    May, 2016


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    Investing in the future EMT workforce - One college at a time

    LaGuardia Community College
    May, 2016

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    Author Theresa Brown Visits LagCC Bridge Students

    LaGuardia Community College
    November, 2015

    Read more about Theresa Brown visit...

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    Modupe Marks Student Spotlight in Kansas Tribune

    Kansas Tribune
    December, 2015

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    Deseret News Spotlights Success of LaGuardia's Bridge Program

    Deseret News
    July, 2015

    Eight years ago, Dalsimer and her colleagues set out to build an HSE program that puts students on career and content tracks as they prepare for the exam.

    Read more...

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    World Ed Calls CCPI "Masters at Contextualizing Instruction"

    World Education
    March, 2015

    In their first newsletter "Shout Out," World Ed thanks CCPI for their work. "We are fortunate to enjoy an enduring partnership on multiple projects, such as our current WIOA: What Now webinar series, professional development on designing career focused instruction for Massachusetts and New England practitioners, and an online course that is now under development."

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    Center for an Urban Future Praises NY-BEST and Bridge to College and Careers

    Center for an Urban Future
    December, 2014

    Tom Hilliard calls LaGuardia’s Bridge Programs and NY-BEST models for improving outcomes and urges the City of New York to invest in similar programs despite their greater upfront costs: “Bridge programs, to take the most obvious example, cost more to operate-but if we took into account their remarkable success rate, they would almost certainly appear much less expensive than traditional HSE prep programs."

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    NYC's Career Pathways Report Cites LaGuardia's Bridge Program as Model

    NYC Office of Workforce Development
    November 21, 2014

    "My administration is committed to building an economy in which every New Yorker can maintain stable employment and earn a family-supporting wage," said Mayor Bill De Blasio. The Career Pathways Plan, designed to improve workforce development in the city, points to the success of LaGuardia's Bridge Programs and calls for a $60 million annual investment in sector-focused bridge models.

    LaGuardiaís Bridge Program is referenced on page 40 of this report



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    LaGuardia's Bridge Program Highlighted in Department of Education Webinar

    U.S. Department of Education
    August 28, 2014

    In the Department of Education's “WIOA Webinar: An Overview of Adult Education & Literacy” Johan E. Uvin, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Office of Career, Technical, & Adult Education, spotlighted LaGuardia’s Bridge Program as a model program that effectively develops foundational skills in adults and older youth. Two other programs, Washington’s I-BEST and Minnesota’s FastTRAC, were also held up as examples of highly effective education and training programs. Calling the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) a “systemic change opportunity,” Acting Assistant Secretary Uvin encouraged education leaders to take advantage of the support and investments offered by WIOA for innovative and promising models that improve access to effective education and training for a wide range of learners.

    Webinar Presentation

    Literacy Assistance Center
    Vanguard Director at LaGuardia Community College Wins Literacy Recognition Award

    June 20, 2014

    Amy Dalsimer, the Executive Director of Pre-College Academic Programs and CCPI at LaGuardia Community College, has won a 2014 Literacy Recognition Award from the Literacy Assistance Center in New York City. The annual award honors literacy practitioners for outstanding contributions to students, their program or the New York City literacy community.

    Press Release

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    NYC Councilman Daniel Dromm Speaks at LaGuardia Community College GED Graduation Ceremony

    May 30, 2014

    Sixty-two graduates of LaGuardia Community College’s Bridge to College and Careers Program celebrated the achievement of earning their high school equivalency at a graduation ceremony on May 30. The group’s exam pass rate was 67%, compared with New York State’s latest pass rate of 53% in 2012-13. New York City Councilman Daniel Dromm (District 25), Chair for the Committee on Education, gave the keynote address, saying, “This is a brilliant program that helps students not only to get their GED but also gives them a foundation for college and beyond.”

    Press Release

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    How To Successfully Link GED Tests And Jobs

    National Public Radio (NPR)
    January 1, 2014

    LaGuardia Community College in New York City goes beyond standardized high school equivalency test prep to help students prepare for new careers and college. LaGuardia’s President Gail Mellow explains the success of the innovative Bridge to College and Careers Program that helps out-of-school youth and adults pass the high school equivalency exam and transition successfully to next steps in college or careers.

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    The Herchinger Report
    Adding Job Prep Creates a 'GED machine'

    Community College Spotlight, published in The Hechinger Report
    December 13, 2013

    Almost 40% of urban students don’t finish high school. The Bridge to College and Careers Program at LaGuardia Community College, in New York City, offers academically rigorous classes for the state's high school equivalency exam that are linked to high-growth career sectors.



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    "We Cannot Forget People Who Did Not Graduate From High School"

    The Atlantic
    December 7, 2013

    LaGuardia's Bridge to College and Career Program classes aren't just high school equivalency test prep - they are professional-development classes. There is a course for would-be healthcare workers, another for business students, and yet another for anyone interested in science.

    Read The Atlantic to learn more

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    The GED Is Changing: Evidence Suggests GED Prep Courses Should Change Too

    Chicago Policy Review
    July 29, 2013

    LaGuardia’s Bridge to College and Career Program classes aren't just high school equivalency test prep - they are professional-development classes. There is a course for would-be healthcare workers, another for business students, and yet another for anyone interested in science.

    Read the Chicago Policy Review to learn more

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    Enhancing GED Instruction to Prepare Students for College and Careers

    New America Foundation
    July 29, 2013

    Although employment and economic outcomes for individuals with only a high school diploma are poor, the outcomes for those with only a high school equivalency diploma are worse. Such poor results have led some to redesign their high school equivalency programs in hopes of better outcomes. LaGuardia Community College is among the leaders in the field, with promising results with its Bridge to College and Careers Program.

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    Enhancing GED Instruction to Prepare Students for College and Careers: Early Success in LaGuardia Community College’s Bridge to Health and Business Program

    MDRC Policy Brief
    May, 2013

    LaGuardia’s Bridge to College and Careers Program represents an innovative approach to high school equivalency instruction, as it aims to better prepare students not only to pass the exam, but also to continue on to college and training programs. Key findings in this brief indicate that Bridge to College and Careers students are much more likely to complete the course, twice as likely to pass the high school equivalency exam, and three times more likely to go to college.

    Learn more about how to enhance GED Instruction

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    As a Path to a Degree, the GED Is Rerouted With Students' Needs in Mind

    Chronicle of Higher Education
    March 6, 2011

    LaGuardia Community College, part of the City University of New York, along with some public-school districts and family-literacy programs, is overhauling its high school equivalency curricula and support services. The Bridge to College and Careers Program uses a contextualized, career-focused approach to prepare students for college and career pathways beyond the exam.

    Read more about at Chronicle of Higher Education

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    Promising Practices: GED Bridge to College Careers Program

    National College Transition Network

    The NCTN Promising Practice Series presents detailed description of strategies from the field designed to promote the successful transition of adult basic education students to postsecondary education. This piece introduces the innovative, contextualized, career-focused Bridge to College and Careers Program at New York’s LaGuardia Community College.

    Read more about this detailed description of strategies