Our programs are focused on college and career related strategies.
The Coates Education Opportunity Center will support individuals who do not have a secondary school diploma or equivalent to receive a secondary school diploma or its equivalent during the project year.
The Center will support individuals who are not already enrolled in a post-secondary education program to apply for financial aid. Access to financial aid is a critical factor in increasing the proportion of the individuals in the service area who receive a post-secondary education. Currently, the service area has both a low proportion of individuals who possess bachelor’s degrees (approximately 9%) and very low FAFSA completion number (currently 35%) and 23.9% lower than the national average.
We are developing a multifaceted program model that features structured steps to college, a strong academic emphasis and use of group services to maximize participant progress. We'll conduct needs assessments and service planning in coordination with participants to progress quickly and efficiently. Our Community Collaborative members will provide a variety of services that will be enhanced by our highly-trained Transition Coordinators. The CEOC staff will work hands-on with participants to advise, coach, and empower them towards post-secondary goals.