Raise DC's Change Networks and working groups are an integral part of our on-the-ground work. These collective partnerships use data to drive forward shared policies and practices.
 

POPULATIONS SERVED BY CHANGE NETWORK

Note: Some exceptions to these descriptions exist. Raise DC remains nimble in responding to the needs of individual students or new groups as they arise.

9th Grade Counts Network (9GCN)
The 9th Grade Counts Network serves 8th and 9th grade students who attend a 9th Grade Counts member organization – whether a DCPS school, a public charter school, or a community-based organization. 9GCN’s boundary includes students from the time they start their 8th grade year to the time they are promoted from 9th grade.


Disconnected Youth Change Network (DYCN)
The Disconnected Youth Change Network serves District of Columbia youth ages 16 through 24 who are either not enrolled in an educational program or who have reconnected to a nontraditional educational pathway (including adult or alternative schools or community-based organizations) with the goal of attaining their high school credential. 
 

Postsecondary Access and Completion Change Network (PACCN)
The Postsecondary Access and Completion Change Network serves DC’s high school graduates through age 24 who are served by member college access providers, community-based organizations, DCPS, or public charter schools. PACCN’s boundary includes this population from the time they earn a high school diploma until they attain a postsecondary credential.


Community Partnership for Postsecondary Attainment (CPPA)
The Community Partnership for Postsecondary Attainment serves previously disconnected youth in DC, ages 16 through 24, served by member community-based organizations or nontraditional schools (including adult public charter high school and alternative high schools). CPPA’s boundary includes this population from the time they reconnect with a member’s program until they attain a postsecondary degree or other meaningful credential.

 

 

CHANGE NETWORKS/WORKING GROUPS BY GOAL AREA

KINDERGARTEN READINESS

  • Our Children, Our Community, Our Change
     

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

  • Graduation Pathways Project

  • 9th Grade Counts Network
     

RECONNECTION TO SCHOOL/WORK

  • Disconnected Youth Change Network

  • Graduation Pathways Project

  • Community Partnership for Postsecondary Attainment
     

POSTSECONDARY Enrollment & COMPLETION

  • Postsecondary Access & Completion Change Network

  • Community Partnership for Postsecondary Attainment
     

CAREER PREPAREDNESS

  • TBD