Higher Education Compact

Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson gave welcoming remarks at the Fourth Annual Best Practices Symposium for the Higher Education Compact of Greater Cleveland held at Cleveland State University on Euclid Avenue in the Wolstein Center. The Higher Education Compact was created four years ago with the goal of increasing college readiness, access and persistence among Cleveland youth attending and graduating from college.

In 2010, Mayor Jackson asked civic leaders, educators, and colleges and university presidents what our community could do to increase the number of youth attending and graduating from college. As a result, the Higher Education Compact initiative was created, which is a promise to Greater Cleveland from the City of Cleveland to work collaboratively to remove obstacles that prevent youth from going to college. This event allowed partners in the Compact to give their story about how they have increased college attainment in Greater Cleveland. 

Photographer: 
Ruggero Fatica