Hills of the North Umpqua

UCC to partner with White House

White House

UCC answers the call on College Opportunity Initiative.

This past January the President and First Lady issued a call to action answered by over 100 college presidents and 40 nonprofits to increase college opportunity for all Americans. Expanding opportunity for more students to enroll and succeed in college. This summer two additional summits were held to engage leaders from the K – 12 and higher education fields. These events have inspired engagement and supported the progress of education leaders who are taking collective action in their schools, on college campuses and in their communities to do all they can to help more low-income students prepare to enter and succeed in college

UCC is proud to be participating in the initiative with both the Young Scholars program and the Core Skills Mastery Initiative that allows students to register for a free, computer-based program that increases skills and decreases the time and credit hours it takes to enter college level course work. Currently work is underway to offer dual credit programs in partnership with Douglas County high schools. These pathway programs will allow students to graduate high school with 9 – 12 college credits.

The attached provides more information on the College Opportunity Initiative.