The Institute for Poverty and Urban Education
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This year's Conference will take place October 25, 2019, at the Western Campus.
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The aim for this year’s conference is to generate a space for discussion and dialogue regarding Ohio college students who are derailed by poverty or near-poverty. We hope these conversations will help more college students realize their ambitions, by providing information and resources which will enable colleges in our region to better support their students.
The conference includes breakout sessions regarding academic research and interventions to help under-resourced students navigate college, achieve their educational goals and move out of poverty. Additionally, the conference includes workshops on how to support these students in a college setting.
- Kickoff Speaker: Nireata Seals, Ph.D., Interim Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at LaGuardia Community College.
- Keynote Speaker: Cia Verschelden, Ed.D., Vice President of Student and Academic Affairs at City Colleges of Chicago, Malcom X Campus, and author of Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism and Social Marginalization
Conference registration fee is $30, which includes breakfast and lunch. (Tri-C adjunct faculty registration fee is $10.)
Undergraduate students and full-time graduate students can register for free by emailing Julia.Krevans@tri-c.edu
Background and Mission
The Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) Institute for Poverty and Urban Education formed in February 2017 as a research center piloting interventions for students.
The Institute’s mission is to increase economic mobility for students in Northeast Ohio by researching inequities that occur before, during and after college and identifying and evaluating interventions that can reduce these inequities.
The Institute is particularly interested in reducing inequities in outcomes so that more under-resourced students have access to high-paying jobs that allow them to enjoy a middle-class lifestyle.
Tri-C faculty and administrators work every day to help students build successful lives and move into the middle class. The Institute will utilize their expertise to help individuals overcome educational barriers and increase economic mobility in the region.