NC students to discuss Target 2020

North Carolina community college students will discuss the college completion crisis at a summit on Oct. 22-24 at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. Target 2020: My Education. Our Future also plans summits in California and Florida in 2011.

At each summit, participants will discuss barriers to completing their education and will develop solutions to address them. The top five solutions, selected by participants, will receive financial and expert support valued up to $7,500 to be implemented around the country as on-campus or online projects.

Students must apply here to participate with all expenses paid.

Invited speakers include: Alberto Retana, community outreach director for the U.S. Department of Education, North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue, Dr. Scott Ralls, President of the North Carolina Community College System, and Sen. Kay Hagan, D-North Carolina.

Mobilize.org, an “all-partisan” group, is working on the summit with funding from the Gates Foundation, the Knight Foundation and the Rappaport Family Foundation.


POSTED BY Joanne Jacobs ON September 28, 2010

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