Saint Paul College’s College Readiness Academy was recently awarded the Innovative Partnering and Collaboration Award by Minnesota State for producing strong community partnerships.
In collaboration with the International Institute of Minnesota, Neighborhood House, the Hubbs Center, St. Paul Community Literacy Consortium, and MSPWin, the College Readiness Academy provides college preparation to New Americans and other individuals who would like to begin college-level classes but are not yet college-ready.
In its first year of operation, 36 students successfully completed the College Readiness Academy program. 30 of those students are now enrolled in college and the remaining six have plans to enroll. There were also six students already in college and received co-requisite support through the College Readiness Academy.
Saint Paul College was presented the Innovative Partnering and Collaboration Award at the Minnesota State Academic and Student Affairs Leadership Conference on October 20, 2016.