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 12th in the series of interviews with people working to increase the attainment rate in Arizona.
Continuing with this feature, and throughout the rest of this 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 Violeta Ramos, Success Adviser, at College Success Arizona.
By Linda Jensen – With the support of our Advisory Council, the Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) is taking a major step forward: We are embarking on our first Advocacy and Awareness campaign. In the next year we will focus on Arizona’s Advanced Placement (AP) program, bringing you information, updates, and legislation that impact the […]
College Success Arizona presents “My Story, Chapter 2” featuring Jesus Valenzuela, one of the many high potential students from low income circumstances who have earned a scholarship from College Success Arizona.
We are following Jesus as he completes his journey at the University of Arizona in pursuit of his Bachelor’s Degree.
This is chapter 2 of Jesus’ story, centered on his experiences during the second semester of his Freshmen year at the University of Arizona. Jesus is 19 years old, and is a graduate of Desert View High School in Tucson, where he was born and raised. Jesus is passionate about music, basketball, and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business.