Waubonsee's Connect4Success Program Earns National Recognition

Waubonsee’s Connect4Success Program Earns National Recognition

The Waubonsee Community College Connect4Success Program was recently recognized by Excelencia in Education.

The recognition came in the organization’s “What Works for Latino Students in Higher Education Compendium: 2018.”

Waubonsee’s C4S is a free program that matches a Student Success Coach with a student who is at risk of not completing college. The coach maintains a relationship with the student throughout their time at Waubonsee.

In 2016, the first year of the program, students in the program stayed in college at a 13 percent higher rate than students eligible for the program who did not participate.

“We are honored to be recognized by Excelencia in Education alongside other programs doing great work to promote student success. The coaches are excited to continue their work supporting students in their time at Waubonsee,” said Lisa Richardson, student success manager at Waubonsee.

According to Excelencia in Education, Waubonsee’s C4S program is a “Program to Watch” because it is young, uses research-based practices, shows great potential and has already made impacts on students.

Visit www.waubonsee.edu/c4s for more information.

About Connect4Success

Connect4Success is a program funded by a Title V grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Because of this, students must meet certain criteria to receive support from Student Success Coaches.

At their time of entry into the program, students must be in their first or second semester at Waubonsee (with 18 or fewer credits earned).

Students must also meet at least one of the “High Need Student” qualifiers as determined by the Title V grant requirements.

To see if you qualify, you can contact WCC at C4S@waubonsee.edu or click below.

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SOURCE: Waubonsee Community College website, news release