People and partnerships lead to success for our communities. We bring partners together, so we can do more together to help our students, our communities, and our economy.
The CEC is a backbone organization providing process facilitation and systems building support to partners who help students access and complete education pathways while breaking down the underlying barriers that hold inequitable outcomes in place. The stakeholders of the CEC help residents move up at least one level in their education or training aligned with well-paying local jobs. We believe that education is critical in helping individuals and families achieve financial security.
When we convene partners to work on complex social challenges, such as creating solutions to address the manufacturing workforce skills gap, or increasing high school graduation rates for underserved student populations, we pose the question, “What can we do together that none of us can do alone?” Complex social problems cannot be solved by singular programs. They require a system of supports, connecting programs and stakeholders around a shared goal. Consistent with our mission – we bring partners together, so we can do more together to help our students, our communities and our economy.