AmeriCorps VISTA, Northfield Community College Collaborative
September 3, 2019
The Northfield Community College Collaborative (NCCC), located in historic downtown Northfield, aims to provide accessible postsecondary options for local youth by removing barriers and offering support through increasing access to resources. Of our current students, 88% are minority, low-income and first-generation college students. The NCCC seeks to improve postsecondary retention and completion rates, and, thus, post-graduation career opportunities, by tailoring a postsecondary experience to those students who would otherwise be unable to persevere. A Literacy Leader at the NCCC would serve an integral part of our endeavors to build our capacity and framework with which to serve students in poverty. The Literacy Leader will help create a sustainable and robust tutoring program to help make sure our students are successful in their college classes. They would assist in data tracking and organization and analysis of information that is integral to the sustainability of the NCCC, and by doing so, would allow the NCCC staff to focus further on academic advising.