Each college has designated five or six community partners who are committed allies in enhancing regional economic opportunity. These community partners are participating in the project for its duration, including Institute participation (when content is relevant) and all in-person coaching visits.
Community partners share an aligned vision of the potential of this work to increase economic opportunity in the region as well as be partners in the implementation of a cross-sector approach to guided pathways. Community partners can include employers, economic development entities, transfer partners, K–12 institutions, community-based organizations, and others. The common thread is that community partners have the regional relationship capital to advance the project’s implementation efforts.