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The 2016 Florida College Access and Success Summit is less than one week away and time is running out to register. This year’s Summit is bigger and better than ever, with a variety of sessions showcasing high-impact tools, strategies and practices to choose from on college access, postsecondary success, workforce development, and collective impact. Here are just a few of the offerings that you don’t want to miss:

Mobilizing Local Champions for Attainment

Building a college-going culture “takes a village”, and local government is instrumental to championing a community vision for change. In this session you will hear from the National League of Cities about city-led postsecondary success initiatives around the U.S. and ideas for engaging local leaders in postsecondary access and success partnerships in your community.

Moderator: Domingo G. Echevarria, EdD, Education Policy Advisor, City of Miami

Presenter: Dana D’Orazio, Program Manager, Postsecondary Education, National League of Cities

Communications That Drive Social Change

To break through today’s “noise” and ever-growing channels of communication, it’s essential to tell your story as a means to influence and effect change. Having a clear-cut communications framework will help you think through a whole range of challenges – whether it is engaging people to join your coalition, educating key funders, getting the word out about an initiative, or generally building support for your network. Learn from the FutureMakers Coalition and Talent4Tomorrow, both of which successfully developed and implemented ambitious, realistic, and effective communications strategies to advance their collectives’ visions and agendas in their communities.

Moderator: Debra Faulk, Vice President, Community Affairs, Wells Fargo

Presenters: Mimi Cirbusova, Young Professionals Group Coordinator, Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce ; Sarah Owen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Southwest Florida Community Foundation

The 2016 Florida College Access and Success Summit, presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co., is your chance to network with colleagues, make connections, learn about new resources, and discuss policies and ideas to boost college access and success for all Floridians.  You will also learn about local college access network initiatives and collective impact strategies for your community.  Summit sponsors also include Helios Education Foundation, Wells Fargo, University of South Florida, Florida International University, University of Central Florida, Lumina Foundation, Publix, ACT, Florida Trend, Florida Trend’s NEXT, The Boeing Company, Hillsborough Community College and St. Petersburg College.

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