More than 60 community, business, philanthropic and education organizations in Arizona form this independent alliance that is fueled by a community-based effort to make Arizona competitive through the power of education. Their goal is to generate greater awareness of the importance of increasing Arizona’s level of educational attainment while building support to improve college entry and completion; boost adult education and training; and fuel a pipeline of competitive talent for Arizona’s employers.
The goal of Achieve60AZ is to help generate greater public and private awareness, ownership and support for the long-term steps needed in college entry and completion, adult education and training, and identifying and closing skills gaps to better prepare our workforce and our state for the future.
This is the sixth in the series of interviews with the College Success Arizona team.
Continuing with this feature, and throughout the next year, we’ll be taking a closer look at the College Success Arizona team, the people that make all that we do happen. We’ll be asking the normal “tell us a little about yourself” questions, but also delving a little deeper into each team member’s personality, and what makes them who they are.
This month’s subject is Matt Sotelo, one of College Success Arizona’s great Success Advisers.
Now more than ever, increasing college attainment is a major priority for Arizona. Recently, more than 60 organizations from business, philanthropic, and education communities united to set the first ever state attainment goal—60% by 2030. This coalition, Achieve60AZ, was highlighted in Gov. Ducey’s State of the State address as an initiative he plans to support in 2017.
How Arizona can do a better job of increasing state-sponsored need-based aid and reach statewide attainment goals. Robust need-based state-sponsored grant aid—in addition to the institutional aid colleges and universities provide—is one of the most effective tools for increasing college access and attainment. This 10-page brief looks at the gaps left in current state aid […]