Oct
30
2:00 PM14:00

Kindergarten Readiness Quarterly CAN Meeting

  • Studer Community Institute - Community Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our quarterly Collective Action Network convenings are open to the public. No RSVP required.

To learn more about our Kindergarten Readiness work, click on this link: https://www.achieveescambia.org/kindergarten-readiness-collective-action-network

Purpose: Ready for school means ready for life. Using research to guide its efforts, the Kindergarten Readiness Collective Action Network focuses on strategies to prepare more children for school. By focusing on high-impact projects like preschool success and early childhood screening, we are working to engage families and communities where young children need extra support to be ready to learn.

Bold Goal: By 2025, 75% of children entering kindergarten will be ready for school.

Why does the Bold Goal matter?
Escambia County children who start behind, stay behind. And more than half of our children are not ready to start kindergarten.

Agenda

Feel free to forward this message to your colleagues.

Agenda

  • Special presentation:

    • Early childhood program capacity and gaps: Building a birth to 5 needs assessment for Escambia County

    • Review of Pensacola Young Professionals poll results related to early childhood

  • 2020 early childhood legislative agenda

  • Campaign for Grade Level Reading: Overview of Lectio Institute training and sneak peak of our emerging programmatic landscape of literacy interventions


    Questions? Email Kimberly Krupa at director@achieveescambia.org or MJ Ziemba at manager@achieveescambia.org.


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Nov
20
2:00 PM14:00

Career Readiness Collective Action Network

The Career Readiness Collective Action Network brings together a cross-sector team of education and workforce readiness partners to connect more adults to education and training. From certificates and vocational training to college degrees, this team is driven by a mission to connect learners of all ages with family-sustaining wages and careers.

Our quarterly meetings are open to the public. Please join us!

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Jul
8
3:00 PM15:00

Data Team Meeting

  • Pensacola State College, Building 7 (Administration) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join Achieve Escambia for a meeting of the entire Data Team on Monday, July 8th at 3:00 p.m.

*Link to campus map: https://pensacolastate.edu/docs/maps/PSC_Pensacola_Campus_Map_2015.pdf

Agenda:

·       Special presentation on equity and achieving equitable outcomes from Southern Education Leadership Institute Fellow D’Andre McIntyre

·       Overview of content and findings in 2019 annual report, theme: “ALL-IN”

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Jun
24
10:00 AM10:00

Escambia Reads! Campaign for Grade Level Reading Planning Session

Planning meeting for Escambia Reads! – the new name of our soon-to-launch Escambia County Campaign for Grade Level Reading.

 We will meet in the Hall Center, Room 152. Thank you for hosting us, Dr. Patti Thomas!

 

·         Please see attached LOI submitted to the Florida Grade-Level Reading Campaign earlier this month for background on our campaign.

 

·         Escambia County is finally on the state grade-level reading map! Now the work begins.

 

·         Briefly, here is what we will work out during this meeting: We will launch the campaign in the C.A. Weis attendance zone area in Year 1 while we build capacity and resources to scale to additional sites in coming years. This effort was borne out of our 32505 work group organized in September 2018.

 

·         Homework: Read the attachments, check out the Florida Grade-Level Reading website, and bring your ideas and suggestions for Year 1 strategies!

 

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Jun
10
8:30 AM08:30

Early Screening Matters!

  • Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

8:30 - 8:40   Welcome & brief introductions

8:40 - 9:10   First Words Overview/Update

9:10 - 9:20   Update on HMG & Books Balls and Blocks
9:20 - 9:50   Review of Action Plan for ESM

9:50 - 10:10 Mapping Communication Plan facilitated by Kim Krupa

10:10 – 10:20 Planning for August Books Balls & Blocks screening event (tentatively at Open House for Imagination Station at CA Weis)

10:20 – 10:30 Wrap Up

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Apr
25
3:00 PM15:00

Career Readiness Collective Action Network - FAFSA Party!

Our April network meeting will double as a celebration of our community's first Escambia County FAFSA Challenge. Come learn all we have accomplished together, and get a sneak peak of what's in store for the year ahead. 

Meeting Results
• Strengthen peer connections 
• Share learning to support the advancement of our Career Readiness Bold Goal
• Celebrate the FAFSA Challenge through guided reflection on the challenges and best practices around college/career access 

Agenda
• Welcome and check in
• Project discussion: On Ramps to Good Jobs and Inclusive Development Network 
• FAFSA celebration: Reflection and Goal Setting 
• Check out

Logistics
We will meet in Room 119 of the Spencer Bibbs Training Center, 2005 North 6th Avenue

Questions? Call/text Kim anytime at 504-655-1885

Organizer: Kimberly Krupa

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Books, Balls & Blocks
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Books, Balls & Blocks

Books, Balls & Blocks is a free family event for children ages birth to 5 years old. Free services! Free games! Free giveaways!

We will have dozens of local resources on hand for parents who need help identifying the developmental strengths and needs of their children.

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FAFSA Completion Lab at Pine Forest High School
Mar
29
8:00 AM08:00

FAFSA Completion Lab at Pine Forest High School

The Escambia County FAFSA® Challenge has kicked off for the 2018-2019 school year with a goal of increasing FAFSA completion rates by 5% for the graduating class of 2019 compared to 2018. FAFSA® completion is the first step in helping students finance post-secondary education. Achieve Escambia will host a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Completion Labs to provide in-person guidance to any student wanting help with filling out the financial aid form. Achieve Escambia staff will be on hand to offer assistance and answer any FAFSA-related questions.

What to Bring to a FAFSA® Lab:

  • An FSA ID to sign electronically.

    Both the student and at least one parent needs an FSA ID.

    Create an FSA ID here: https://fsaid.ed.gov

  • Your Social Security Number

  • Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

  • Your federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned.

    (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)

  • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)

  • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)

If you would like to RSVP for a FAFSA® Lab, please contact your 12th Grade Guidance Counselor today!

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FAFSA Completion Lab at Washington High School
Mar
28
11:00 AM11:00

FAFSA Completion Lab at Washington High School

The Escambia County FAFSA® Challenge has kicked off for the 2018-2019 school year with a goal of increasing FAFSA completion rates by 5% for the graduating class of 2019 compared to 2018. FAFSA® completion is the first step in helping students finance post-secondary education. Achieve Escambia will host a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Completion Labs to provide in-person guidance to any student wanting help with filling out the financial aid form. Achieve Escambia staff will be on hand to offer assistance and answer any FAFSA-related questions.

What to Bring to a FAFSA® Lab:

  • An FSA ID to sign electronically. Both the student and at least one parent needs an FSA ID.

    Create an FSA ID here: https://fsaid.ed.gov

  • Your Social Security Number

  • Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

  • Your federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)

  • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)

  • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)

If you would like to RSVP for a FAFSA® Lab, please contact your 12th Grade Guidance Counselor today!

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Mar
27
3:00 PM15:00

On-Ramps to Good Jobs: Project Design!

  • CareerSource Escarosa, Room 222, A Entrance (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The votes are in!

 ·         Kickoff meeting summary: We had a robust conversation at our February 2019 kickoff meeting about three indicators (8% of Florida’s population has an industry credential, 67% of Florida jobs will require a postsecondary credential by 2030 and reducing equity gaps would grow the Florida economy by $157 billon). … But we ran out of time to apply our table findings to the larger group.

·         During our March meeting, we will share out table work from our kickoff project meeting and begin to design what our local project will target now, next and later.

·         HOMEWORK No. 1: The Talent Hub cities model is a good framework for designing what our Escambia County “on-ramps to good jobs” project will look like.

o   Please read through the summaries of Lumina Foundation Talent Hub cities at this link: https://www.luminafoundation.org/talent-hubs-map

o   Note that the closest Talent Hub to Pensacola is in Mobile – check out their 75,000 Degrees initiative at this link: http://www.maef.net/our-work/initiatives/75k-degrees/

o   Come ready to share what you think!

 

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FAFSA Completion Lab at J.M. Tate High School
Mar
27
11:00 AM11:00

FAFSA Completion Lab at J.M. Tate High School

The Escambia County FAFSA® Challenge has kicked off for the 2018-2019 school year with a goal of increasing FAFSA completion rates by 5% for the graduating class of 2019 compared to 2018. FAFSA® completion is the first step in helping students finance post-secondary education. Achieve Escambia will host a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Completion Labs to provide in-person guidance to any student wanting help with filling out the financial aid form. Achieve Escambia staff will be on hand to offer assistance and answer any FAFSA-related questions.

What to Bring to a FAFSA® Lab:

  • An FSA ID to sign electronically. Both the student and at least one parent needs an FSA ID.

    Create an FSA ID here: https://fsaid.ed.gov

  • Your Social Security Number

  • Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

  • Your federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)

  • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)

  • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)

If you would like to RSVP for a FAFSA® Lab, please contact your 12th Grade Guidance Counselor today!

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FAFSA Completion Lab at Pensacola High School
Mar
26
11:00 AM11:00

FAFSA Completion Lab at Pensacola High School

The Escambia County FAFSA® Challenge has kicked off for the 2018-2019 school year with a goal of increasing FAFSA completion rates by 5% for the graduating class of 2019 compared to 2018. FAFSA® completion is the first step in helping students finance post-secondary education. Achieve Escambia will host a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Completion Labs to provide in-person guidance to any student wanting help with filling out the financial aid form. Achieve Escambia staff will be on hand to offer assistance and answer any FAFSA-related questions.

What to Bring to a FAFSA® Lab:

  • An FSA ID to sign electronically. Both the student and at least one parent needs an FSA ID.

    Create an FSA ID here: https://fsaid.ed.gov

  • Your Social Security Number

  • Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

  • Your federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)

  • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)

  • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)

If you would like to RSVP for a FAFSA® Lab, please contact your 12th Grade Guidance Counselor today!

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Mar
25
3:00 PM15:00

32505 Early Childhood Learning Network

  • Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For our March meeting, we have scheduled a conference call to explore Circle of Parents in more depth with our February guest, Nydia Ntouda, from Prevent Child Abuse Florida. We will call in from the Early Learning Coalition offices. Thanks to Vicki Pugh for coordinating!

 Please share this invitation with colleagues and parents who would be interested in bringing this best practice to Escambia County, where we currently have ZERO groups, but in particular our 32505 focus area. 

Project purpose: Engaged communities are at the heart of student success. We are building a community of supporting adults who want to share responsibility in fostering the success of every child.

This meeting is for stakeholders living, working, and worshiping in the 32505 ZIP code of Pensacola.

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FAFSA Completion Lab at Washington High School
Mar
21
11:00 AM11:00

FAFSA Completion Lab at Washington High School

The Escambia County FAFSA® Challenge has kicked off for the 2018-2019 school year with a goal of increasing FAFSA completion rates by 5% for the graduating class of 2019 compared to 2018. FAFSA® completion is the first step in helping students finance post-secondary education. Achieve Escambia will host a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Completion Labs to provide in-person guidance to any student wanting help with filling out the financial aid form. Achieve Escambia staff will be on hand to offer assistance and answer any FAFSA-related questions.

What to Bring to a FAFSA® Lab:

  • An FSA ID to sign electronically. Both the student and at least one parent needs an FSA ID.

    Create an FSA ID here: https://fsaid.ed.gov

  • Your Social Security Number

  • Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

  • Your federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)

  • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)

  • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)

If you would like to RSVP for a FAFSA® Lab, please contact your 12th Grade Guidance Counselor today!

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