Connecticut College & Career Readiness Alliance

 

Vision

All of Connecticut’s youth graduate with a high school credential that demonstrates their readiness to become engaged members of our democratic society, successfully enter the world of work, and continue to pursue lifelong learning.

Mission

CCCRA is the convener of grassroots organizations and educator groups that center on the families and students of traditionally marginalized and underserved communities in the CCR space. We will listen to understand needs, share information, and help facilitate advocacy with our CCCRA members.

CCCRA is an active and engaged participant in Connecticut’s growing number of CCR initiatives and collaboratives. CCCRA, along with others, facilitates the cohesion of these groups in order to build a unified approach to CCR across the state. CCCRA is the voice of equity and grassroots stakeholders in this space.

Our work in the first part of our Mission

CCCRA is the convener of education stakeholders and grassroots organizations that center on the families and students of traditionally marginalized and underserved communities in the CCR space. We will listen to understand needs, share information, and help facilitate advocacy with our CCCRA members. How we do this work:

  • Grow alliance membership 
  • Build connections with state legislature, government leaders, business and industry, higher education, military, and other college and career readiness stakeholders
  • Provide/participate in data walks and listening tours
  • Provide learning opportunities for Alliance and community members (e.g.: What are guided pathways, etc.)
  • Social media presence

Our work in the second part of our Mission

CCCRA is an active and engaged participant in Connecticut’s growing number of CCR initiatives and collaboratives. CCCRA helps facilitate the cohesion of these groups in order to build a unified approach to CCR across the state. We work with the legislature, government leaders, and others to build knowledge and support in the CCR space. CCCRA is the voice of equity and grassroots stakeholders in this space. How we do this work:

  • Promote equitable, smart policy
  • Help arrange learning opportunities for the larger movement
  • Help create shared understanding and aligned agendas
  • Stay in the conversation and support CCR policies that work for educators, students, and families

Values 

The Connecticut College and Career Readiness Alliance (CCCRA) values  increasing the knowledge and support around college and career readiness through a  student and family centered approach by working through a lens of equity, collaboratively across systems, and using data effectively with a goal of positively impacting underserved and marginalized populations.

Steering Committee

Commitment and Charge

Steering Committee members are passionate and dedicated to the CCCRA vision and mission. They are committed to being active and participatory members guiding the CCCRA’s work. Steering Committee members meet six times per year, serve on sub-committees, grow Alliance membership, facilitate learning opportunities and most importantly, use their influence to be strong ambassadors for the CCCRA mission and vision.

Alliance Membership

The CCCRA brings together a strong group of passionate, dedicated, and impactful organizations across the state. Alliance Members gather together to learn, share, and identify college and career readiness needs. We work collaboratively to find solutions so that all of Connecticut’s youth have equitable access, opportunity and support to find success in the futures of their choosing.

Our membership includes education-focused organizations, faith communities, parent groups, youth groups, civic organizations, and more. The full Alliance convenes two times per year and participates in learning opportunities such as data walks and educational workshops.