Created by the College of Staten Island/CUNY, St. John’s University/ Staten Island campus, Wagner College, and four local public high schools, the 30,000 Degrees initiative adopts a university anchor model to purposefully engage Staten Island’s educational stakeholders in higher education’s public purpose. As stated by The Democracy Collaborative, the anchor mission is "a commitment to intentionally apply an institution's long-term, place-based economic power and human capital in partnership with community to mutually benefit the long-term well-being of both." 30,000 Degrees leverages the relationships and assets of the higher education institutions’, the innovations and entrepreneurialism of local K-12 public schools, and the resources of our extended network of public and private sector partners to reach its goals.
The goals of the 30,000 Degrees initiative are to increase the number of college graduates with a bachelor’s degree or higher from Staten Island by 30,000 by the year 2025, AND to build sustainable cross-sectoral partnerships and institutional practices that endure beyond 2025, in pursuit of our shared vision.
For more information please visit: http://30000degrees.org/
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