UNITED FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS
WHO WE ARE

United for College Success (UFCS) builds on the ideology that secondary education institutions should be accountable for the success of their students beyond high school. As a direct result of UFCS efforts, bold actions have led to the development of proven and replicable support programs and a large-scale alumni tracking system. UFCS uses research and real-time data as a critical piece of this vision to enable data-driven insights, elicit solution-driven conversations, and improve student experience through college.

PERSISTENCE

getting students To-and-Through college

EDUCATION

building capacity through innovation

COLLECTIVE

paving the way to dreaming big

OUR DATA

In 2020, based on 11 Texas districts out of 400, we tracked over 100,000 students. The data we collected is as follows.

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Matriculation
Total matriculation rates for all 2012-2021 graduating cohorts is 79%.
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Persistence
Year 1 to year 2 persistence rate for 2012-2021 cohorts is 78%.
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Completion
As of 2021, 49% of the 2012 cohort graduated college (6 year completion).

The Road to a Compelling Future

UFCS' approach to post-secondary success is highly systemic. We recognize that closing the gap between college enrollment and college completion begins with a PK-16 pipeline framework.
To better empower learners to make informed decisions and navigate the interrelated maze that is school, work, and life, a robust ecosystem of support must be designed and implemented to streamline a post-secondary pathway to a meaningful career.
GETTING OUR STUDENTS TO & THROUGH COLLEGE
OUR CLIENTS
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YVONNE EYPE
Executive Director

Yvonne Eype is a result-driven Education Director experienced in developing and advancing college and career policies and practices. Under her leadership, UFCS has onboarded and developed strong statewide teams of 25+ and increased staff performance by 20%. She is also the Director of Special Projects for GRADegy, an education innovation company working with the community to provide solutions technology for the hardest to bridge challenges. Prior to her current roles, she served at Lamar Consolidated High School as Assistant Principal, Program Director, and Teacher.

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EVELYN ESCOBEDO
Partnership Manager

Evelyn Escobedo currently serves as a Partnership Manager and brings to the organization significant experience in business- to-business leaderships, with a concentration in development, marketing, and client relations. Evelyn started her journey 13 years ago as a HR Executive at Youth About Business. This experience ignited her passion to work with high school students to promote access and success in higher education. She’s been involved with several education nonprofit organizations, including AmeriCorps, City Year, College Summit, and BCFS as an advocate, teacher and mentor.

UNITED FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS COALITION

OUR MEMBERS

EDUCATION

…is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
– NELSON MANDELA
OUR COMMUNITY OF SUPPORT

OUR BOARD MEMBERS

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Jennifer Lynn Dean
President & Founder of Dean’s Professional Services
Tonya_Naylor
Tonya Naylor
Director of RT Employment Solutions
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Maggie Jean
CEO of MJ’s Coaching and Business Solutions
Akili_Atkinson
Akili Atkinson
Founder/CEO of the purpose consulting firm Akili’s Corner.
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Dr. Robin Nealy
College Developmental Studies Department Head
Jenifer_Morataya
Jenifer Morataya
Retention & Completion Specialist at KIPP Houston
Kevin_Miller
Kevin Miller
Project Manager at Encompass Renovations & Development
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Dr. Geny Moreno
Asst. Dean for Nursing Retention University of St. Thomas