Colleges want more of their students to earn credentials, prepare for careers, and be positioned to thrive. But these good intentions do not always lead to meaningful improvement, particularly for historically marginalized groups. NCII helps colleges redesign their approaches so they more effectively serve students and create positive change in their communities.
This work is challenging. Colleges are operating in the wake of economic crises. Students are experiencing alarming levels of unmet basic needs. Everyone is grappling with the ongoing fallout from a global pandemic. And all these circumstances have amplified existing inequities in communities across the country.
Even with these challenges, community colleges and other broad-access institutions are committed to educating each student who walks through their doors. NCII is a leader in helping these colleges implement the authentic change necessary to fulfill that promise.