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 second in a 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 Success Adviser, Barbra Scrivner.
Over the last year, I have asked many audiences, this seemingly simple question, “Raise your hands if you know Arizona’s state education attainment goal?” It qualified as a trick question, because until last week, Arizona was one of only a handful of states that did not have an official state attainment goal. On Friday, September the 16th, a group of over 60 community leaders, including College Success Arizona, followed Yogi’s sage advice, and announced the state’s first educational attainment goal. Featuring Governor, Doug Ducey, and several high ranking education and business leaders, the public launch put Achieve60AZ on a great path forward.
College Success Arizona Scholar, Lisa Martinez Lopez was asked to represent Arizona’s college students at the roll-out of the state’s new college attainment goal – Achieve60AZ. Lisa was recognized by Governor Doug Ducey at a Press Conference attended by nearly 200 educators, business leaders, and regional media. Lisa is a college senior, currently attending Arizona […]