CACG Network Meeting #3: Partnerships for Progress


CACg network meeting, February 23-24, 2010 Seattle, Washington

The third CACG Network meeting took place February 23-24 at the Westin Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington. The meeting focused on how states can build partnerships with communities, parents, and businesses to improve access and success for low-income students. The meeting also highlighted several tools that could assist states in implementing their CACG programs.




  • SESSION: Who's Knocking at the College Door? Projections of High School Graduates in the CACG States
Brian Prescott, director of policy research, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
  • SESSION: Using Project-Level Data to Improve Outcomes
Jeff Tanner, vice president, National Student Clearinghouse
Scott Gillie, executive director, Educational Services, Inc.
  • SESSION: Additional Resources for Promoting College Access
Lorelle Espinosa, director of policy and strategic initiatives, Institute for Higher Education Policy
  • SESSION: Building Partnerships for Progress
Washington's GEAR UP4 Families Program
Dori Peralta Baker, parent programs liaison, GEAR UP4 Families, University of Washington
  • SESSION: Reaching and Engaging the Business Community
Mendy Elliott, business consultant, Elliott Consulting
Terese Rainwater, former director, State Scholars Initiative

CACG Network Meeting #2 -- Changing Attitudes, Creating Success

CACG Network Meeting #1 -- Fostering the College Going Culture