Ronni Chandler, GRAD Executive Director, and Tanisha Baker, GRAD Austin-East College/Career Access Team Leader, presented a breakout session for the National College Access Network annual conference in Orlando. The 2015 NCAN theme was “Leading the Way: From Access to Attainment.” The GRAD team presented a workshop titled: “The Game is Chess Not Checkers.” Conference attendees, 850 total, represented more than 400 programs across the United State and Canada. NCAN is the premier ‘practitioners’ conference for organizations involved in college access work, particularly those serving first generation college students and students under-represented in higher education. An iMovie video on the Knox County Schools/GRAD partnership (created by GRAD College Success Coach Annette Long) was selected for inclusion with several other programs from across the country highlighting cumulative results. The video played on continuous loop throughout the conference. GRAD is an acronym for Graduation Really Achieves Dreams.
Project GRAD Knoxville is celebrating 15 years of service with the theme “15 years, 14 schools, one big family!