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Student Success Centers: Leading the Charge for Change at Community Colleges

Caroline Altman Smith, Christopher Baldwin, and Gretchen Schmidt

Cranking up student success at community colleges requires many integrated changes at both the state and college level. To organize around a unified agenda and achieve that degree of change, seven states now each host an independent Student Success Center that provides a vision, a venue, and practical support for research, collaboration, policy, and programs. Change magazine highlights JFF’s work to develop and support centers in Arkansas, Connecticut, California, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, and Texas.