Since 2015, the Network Organizers have formally recognized communities with systems in place to drive meaningful and equitable postsecondary attainment as Leadership Communities. To date, 18 communities have applied for and received this designation from the Network Organizers.
Leadership Communities are eligible to receive targeted technical assistance, capacity building, funding to support community-level approaches to career pathway system development and increasing postsecondary degree and credential attainment, and access to the Cradle to Career Dashboard.
Communities with systems in place to drive meaningful and equitable postsecondary attainment are eligible for recognition as Leadership Communities. They engage in peer-to-peer learning through the Network and must meet the following criteria: