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 AACC Letter 

August 4, 2015 | Issue #848

POLICY and ADVOCACY

1. TOP COMMUNITY COLLEGE LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES
AACC has posted its updated legislative priorities, including support for America’s College Promise (ACP), federal appropriations, and reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA). The AACC government relations team will be discussing ACP, HEA reauthorization, and more on August 12 at 3:00 p.m. (ET) during a free webinar. Register now. AACC Contact: Jim Hermes

GRANTS and PARTNERSHIPS

2. GRANTS FOR REENTRY EDUCATION
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education is accepting applications for its Improved Reentry Education (IRE) program. The IRE program supports demonstration projects in prisoner reentry education that show its effectiveness. The average size of each grant award is $300,000. Deadline to apply: August 12, 2015. AACC Contact: Jolanta Juszkiewicz

NEWS and SOCIAL NETWORKING

3. “PROGRAM TO TEST PELL GRANTS FOR PRISONERS”
The Obama administration announced a new pilot effort to reduce re-incarceration rates by allowing qualifying prisoners to use federal Pell grants to help them get the education and training they will need to land good jobs upon their release. Read about it in Community College Daily. AACC Contact: Matthew Dembicki

4. “3 KEYS TO POWERHOUSE WORKFORCE TRAINING”
Read how Global Corporate College helps community colleges—and what colleges can learn about corporate partnerships, in the 21st Century Center. AACC Contact: Martha Parham

RESOURCES

5. DATAPOINTS
More than one third of public 4-year college students have prior community college experience. Learn more in the most recent DataPoints. AACC Contact: Rahel Tekle

EVENTS and SERVICES

6. SAVE THE DATE FOR WDI
The 2016 Workforce Development Institute (WDI) will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana, January 20–23. Stay tuned for more details. AACC Contact: Jen Worth

OPPORTUNITIES FROM OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

7. LEARN TO LEAD WITH CONFIDENCE
The National Community College Hispanic Council will host its annual Leadership Symposium, in Fort Worth, Texas, September 17–19, 2015. Early registration ends August 20. AACC Contact: Kevin Christian

8. BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION ON CONTINUING AND WORKFORCE EDUCATION
The National Council for Continuing Education and Training (NCCET) will hold its annual conference in Portland, Oregon, September 28–30, 2015. Gain strategies to leverage resources and relationships, increase revenue and corporate training sales, and ensure relevant programs and services. AACC Contact: Tabitha Whissemore

9. UPCOMING NCBAA EVENTS

AACC Contact: Kevin Christian

10. CRD BRIDGES THE GAP
The Council for Resource Development will hold its annual conference October 28–30, 2015, in Washington, DC. Gain insight and perspective about the many facets of resource development, including the day-to-day responsibilities and strategic leadership roles. AACC Contact: Tabitha Whissemore

 

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