The Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) and College Preparatory Academic (CPA)/1199 Workforce tackle college and career readiness through an individualized approach that centers relationships with students and families to remove barriers to education systems and employment. Both programs work to not only improve the academic outcomes of our young people, but also understand the critical role of families in college and career readiness, and actively invest in youths' development and growth.
While it is standard practice to look to measures such as graduation rates or college acceptance rates to indicate success, LPP and CPA /1199 take a more expansive approach. In addition to improvement in grades and increases in college acceptance rates, at LPP and CPA/1199 “college and career readiness” is synonymous with youth participants developing a myriad of beneficial and transformative related skill sets, including:
- Improved social and emotional fluency
- Enhanced ability to form and improve relationships
- Restored capacity to become an active member of their educational community
- Sharpened advocacy and networking abilities