Media Advisory: Capitol Hill briefing on college completion with equity: Metro Academies as a national model
WHAT: Metro Academies is an innovative partnership between San Francisco State University and City College of San Francisco that has shown promise in retaining underrepresented students who are at-risk for dropping out of college. The program reconfigures the first two years of college so that students work in a learning community of linked courses tied to a high-growth career path. Students are supported through tutoring, extra academic counseling and one-on-one support from faculty.
Metro Academies will be the focus of a Capitol Hill briefing, where leaders and students from the program will share how it may serve as a national model for resolving the college completion gap between low-income and more affluent students.
WHO: Remarks will be delivered by:
- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
- Rep. Jackie Speier
- Eduardo M. Ochoa, assistant secretary for postsecondary education
- Spiros Protopsaltis, senior education policy advisor to Sen. Tom Harkin
- San Francisco State University President Robert A. Corrigan
- San Francisco State University Provost Sue V. Rosser
A panel discussing Metro Academies will include:
- Mary Beth Love, director, Metro Academies Initiative
- Savita Malik, curriculum and faculty affairs director, Metro Academies Initiative
- Students from SF State and City College of San Francisco
- Jane Wellman, executive director, National Association of Systems Head
WHEN: Thursday, March 1, 12 noon
WHERE: Room 200 of the House Visitors Center, Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.
REGISTRATION: Reporters interested in attending the briefing should RSVP to Elaine Bible, firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-405-3606