A Convening of the Community
Tri-C students often face serious challenges that threaten their success, but they are not always aware of the services available to them. A variety of intake processes exist at the College which are not currently coordinated with one another. This project will evaluate the extent of the challenges students face as well as students’ knowledge and use of available resources. It will also explore ways to coordinate existing intake processes on campus.
Social Capital Project
A lack of social capital can interfere with college success or make it hard for students to translate degrees into good jobs. This effort will help Tri-C faculty and staff better understand how work to with students to supply social capital. All interventions will be piloted and evaluated prior to implementation.
The purpose of this research was to shed light on the limited economic mobility of the under-resourced Cuyahoga Community College students documented by Raj Chetty of Harvard University. The researchers sought to better understand the trajectories that under-resourced community college students follow in their transitions to adulthood. Researchers tracked under-resourced Tri-C students from 1984, when they were 19-22 years old, and followed them to the present to determine whether they achieved upward economic mobility.
The researchers also surveyed current students to determine the barriers they might face in getting to graduation. Many students indicated multiple needs, such as food and housing insecurity, and lack of transportation.