Learning Summit

Engaging Collective Impact to Enhance Wraparound Services

We know that educational attainment leads to thriving communities, and that community colleges have long provided academic support and interventions to help students achieve their education goals. We also know that basic-needs challenges impact academic outcomes, and that, increasingly, community colleges are taking on the added role of providing resources for students who are experiencing food, housing, and other basic-needs insecurities.

But in our compassionate eagerness to help students, what we sometimes forget is that we don’t have to do this work alone. Efforts like these require financial, human, and emotional resources, none of which are abundant. Still, the need is critical and, all too often, immediate.

So, let’s find a way that doesn’t feel like such a heavy lift. Let’s lean into our community resources. This summer’s Learning Summit focuses on innovative ways community colleges can use collective impact practices to provide and strengthen wraparound services through new kinds of thinking about community partnerships.

Join colleagues at the Learning Summit to:

  • Explore, innovate, and reimagine sustainable wraparound services through a collective-impact, community-minded lens.
  • Hear from leaders in innovation, workforce development, social justice, and social agency networks to help spark innovative thinking about sustainable wraparound services.
  • Refresh and restore as you engage in shared learnings about wraparound services with colleagues from rural, metropolitan, and tribal colleges.

Opening Keynote

Suzanne Pfister
President and CEO
Vitalyst Health Foundation

The Learning Summit is a working retreat for college teams and individuals to focus on improving and expanding learning and student success at their institutions, and to accelerate progress on these efforts.

Learning Summit
June 13-14, 2023

Colby Falls
4635 E. Baseline Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85234