our approach

PK-16

College persistence and completion is strengthened and mobilized through PK-16 best practices. Our approach to education is focused on academic and character building that will prepare students for the road to and through college.

COLLEGE MATCH & ACCESS

Where a student goes to college matters a lot. Experts recommend students apply to a diverse portfolio of schools (tailored to students’ individual academic and social profiles) to increase both their choices and chance of college success. UFCS’ approach is to equip and empower our students with the tools and knowledge they need to make the best choices and navigate through any college bound barriers.

PERSISTENCE

UFCS coalition members engage in ongoing, systematic monitoring of alumni to prioritize, strategize, and track growth, progress, and trends. UFCS's goal is to ensure that alumni successfully matriculate to college, remain enrolled, and stay on track to graduate. We aim to provide our alumni with the tools, knowledge, and support system needed to successfully navigate college.

CAREER

UFCS will not only focus on support for students as they matriculate and persist through college, but also as they work towards their ultimate goal: to have meaningful careers and choice-filled lives. We know that low-income students are especially impacted in the alignment of their academic pursuits with their future career plans. That is why UFCS is developing a college success model that connects PK-12 to higher education and career, which we refer to as a Career Success Model.

Drop out and re-engagement

UFCS uses tailored and meaning-making approaches designed to reengage and improve learner self-efficacy to persist and complete a postsecondary track. Through a blend of data, smart marketing, and coaching, UFCS employs need-based solutions to find, engage, and empower learners.

Technology

UFCS owns its intellectual property - GRADegy. Oh yay! We own it, code it, tweak it, and make it a powerful tool to serve others. GRADegy is designed to improve support structures that are often episodic, inconsistence, and impersonal.