Explores the practices, challenges, and policy implications of the New York City’s College Access and Success Initiative (CAS), which focuses on improving the odds of success for young people who have graduated from failing high schools, are recent immigrants, or who have dropped out and then attained a GED.

Through a case study of the New York City’s College Access and Success Initiative (CAS), the report seeks to build understanding of: The needs and strengths of young people who are underrepresented in higher education and who too rarely complete a credential; and the ways that youth development organizations and colleges—institutions that rarely work together and that have differing strengths, sizes, and professional cultures—can collaborate to improve student success. The report describes the CAS program elements and the partners roles. The partners included the Youth Development Institute, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, and the New York City College of Technology. (Abstractor: Website Staff)

Full Publication Title: The Best of Two Worlds: Lessons from a Community College-Community Organizations Collaboration to Increase Student Success