Impact Cohort


The Impact Cohort consists of seven geographically diverse teams, each of which includes a mix of state, regional and local leaders who have come together to evaluate, strengthen and scale their current college and career pathways systems. Site teams within the Impact Cohort will perform a three-month needs assessment and participate in four content-specific academies that will assist them in identifying and dismantling systemic barriers to learner access and completion. At the conclusion of this two-year initiative, the Impact Cohort site teams will develop strategic action plans, designed to improve and scale equitable college and career pathways across their state.

Each site has been selected because of their foundational work in creating pathways and enabling conditions that have built connections between secondary systems, postsecondary institutions and employers. The sites are committed to ensuring every learner will earn the credentials needed to be fully employed and engaged in their community, and will work towards this outcome by focusing on four key priority areas:

  • Alignment of high-quality pathways to credentials of value;
  • Seamless transitions across secondary, two- and four-year institutions;
  • Student-centered supports and advising; and
  • Next-generation work-based learning experiences.
Click on each site below to see the participating site partners.

Colorado Department of Education (CDE)
Denver, CO

Colorado Community College System
Denver, CO

Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE)
Denver, CO

Colorado Education Initiative (CEI)
Denver, CO

Colorado Succeeds
Denver, CO

Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC)
Denver, CO

The Attainment Network
Denver, CO

Canon City High School
Canon City, CO

Durango School District 9-R
Durango, CO

St. Vrain Valley School District
Longmont, CO

Thompson School District
Loveland, CO

Indiana Department of Education (IDOE)
Indianapolis, IN

East Central Indiana Education Service Center
Indianapolis, IN

Eastern Indiana Works
Rushville. IN

Indianapolis, IN

Governor’s Office of Equity, Inclusion, & Opportunity
Indianapolis, IN

Governor’s Workforce Cabinet
Indianapolis, IN

Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Indianapolis, IN

Indiana Commission for Higher Education
Indianapolis, IN

Indiana Department of Workforce Development
Indianapolis, IN

Ivy Tech Communinty College
Indianapolis, IN

Muncie Community Schools
Muncie, IN

New Castle Community School Corporation

Castle, IN

Randolph Eastern County School Corporation

Union City, IN

Richmond Community Schools

Richmond, IN

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE)
Frankfort, KY

Commerce Lex (Local Workforce Investment Board — Fayette County)
Lexington, KY

Kentuckiana Works (Local Workforce Investment Board — Jefferson and Shelby Counties)
Louisville, KY

Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS)
Frankfort, KY

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Frankfort, KY

Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS)
Versailles, KY

Kentucky Department of Education (KYDE)
Frankfort, KY

Kentucky Education and Labor Cabinet
Frankfort, KY

Fayette County Public Schools
Lexington, KY

Jefferson County Public Schools
Louisville, KY

Shelby County School District
Shelbyville, KY

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI)
Raleigh, NC

BEST NC Business for Educational Success and Transformation (DBA BEST NC)
Raleigh, NC

North Carolina Community College System Office
Raleigh, NC

Office of the Governor
Raleigh, NC

Asheboro City Schools District
Asheboro, NC

Brunswick County Schools
Bolivia, NC

Columbus County Schools District
Whiteville, NC

Wayne County Public Schools
Goldsboro, NC

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
Winston Salem, NC

Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE)
Providence, RI

Rhode Island Governor’s Workforce Board
Cranston, RI

Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner
Warwick, RI

Cranston Public Schools
Cranston, RI

Providence Public School District
East Providence, RI

Woonsocket Public Schools
Woonsocket, RI

Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE)
Nashville, TN

Hamblen County Foundation for Educational Excellence and Achievement
Morristown, TN

Hyde Family Foundation
Memphis, TN

Niswonger Foundation
Greeneville, TN

State Collaborative on Reforming Education (TN SCORE)
Nashville, TN

Tennessee Board of Regents
Nashville, TN

Tennessee Business Roundtable
Nashville, TN

Tennessee Campaign for Achievement Now (TennesseeCAN)
Nashville, TN

Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Nashville, TN

Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Nashville, TN

Tennessee State Board of Education
Nashville, TN

Tennessee State House
Nashville, TN

Anderson County School District
Clinton, TN

Bristol Tennessee City Schools
Bristol, TN

Milan School District
Milan, TN

Trousdale County School District
Hartsdville, TN 37074

Williamson County School District
Franklin, TN 37064

Washington STEM
Seattle, WA

Career Connect Washington
Seattle, WA

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Olympia, WA

Office of Washington State Governor
Olympia, WA

Steward Leaders
Richland, WA

Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC)
Olympia, WA

Workforce Central (representing statewide local workforce boards)
Tacoma, WA

Elma School District
Elma, WA

Renton Public Schools
Renton, WA

Richland School District
Richland, WA

Tacoma Public Schools
Tacoma, WA

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