Engaging a Systemic Partnership to Increase College Access and Success


  • Gwen Benson Georgia State University


Higher Education, School Partnerships, College Access


Systemic, university-school-community partnerships characterize efforts by Georgia State University to enhance preparation of urban teachers and urban student success. A partnership with the Atlanta Housing Authority focuses on family education in mixedincome communities. Work with the National Parks Service's Martin Luther King, Jr., Center produced interactive curriculum for student visitors. Early College High School is an all-university commitment with the Atlanta Public Schools to support high school students earning college credit on the GSU campus. And the DREAMS project serves African American students at three professional development schools helping them to stay in school, achieve academic success, and prepare for college.