FAFSA Completion Workgroup
The FAFSA Completion Workgroup is a Lumina Talent Hub designated activity in partnership with Fresno Compact and is led by Elaine Cash. The FAFSA Completion Workgroup is a Fresno County Regional effort that brings Fresno County Office of Education, Fresno Unified, Central Unified, Clovis Unified, and Sanger Unified counselors and data staff together to discuss best practices on FAFSA completions.
The workgroup has identified areas where the districts can collectively improve completion rates and have identified tactics that can be implemented at various sites. The workgroup has also identified collective leverage points to communicate with CALSTATE Apply for better data access.
To date, we have sponsored workshops for District data teams and high school counselors and administrators on successful strategies that include: monitoring data by individual student through the submission and application process, providing support for Dream Act students, and students who have unique challenges to submit and complete, and internal organization, staffing, etc. that supports student college-going needs.
Math Pathways Task Force
With funding from the College Futures Foundation, CVHEC initiated a three-phase intersegmental Central Valley Math Pathways Task Force with the involvement of — community colleges, three California State University campuses, the University of California, Merced and Fresno Pacific University.
CVHEC member institution Public Information Representatives will gather to discuss strategies and tactics to share out the Central Valley story on persistence and degree attainment goals. Efforts will focus on highlighting the Central Valley models and brand to build a cohesive network throughout the region.