Events and Conferences

Get involved with the Central Ohio Compact

We are pleased to offer a virtual series for this year’s Central Ohio Compact Summit in partnership with the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio.

Video gallery

Listen to what education and business leaders had to say at the October 2019 Compact Summit.

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The Central Ohio Compact Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Series

Since the Compact’s first Summit, we have seen progress in the areas of increasing student access and attainment, collaborative cross-sector engagement, and a deepened focus on more equitable outcomes for working adults, low-income and first-generation college students, and students of color. We have also used these Summits to confront hard facts and develop a shared course of action. This year, our Summit will take the form of a virtual series on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in Central Ohio.

The Divide: Exploring Regional Racialized Disparities

Thursday, October 29, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

The Conversation: Exploring Regional Equity Strategies and Practices

Thursday, November 5, from 10 a.m. to noon

Central Ohio Compact Summit Notes

Who Can Attend?

Superintendents, administrators, teachers, and staff; college presidents, admissions officers, academic advisors and student service leaders are encouraged to attend. Employers and social services agencies are invited to attend as we continue to develop 9-14 career pathways aligned with labor market needs. School districts, colleges, and universities are urged to bring teams of professionals who can contribute to a regional dialogue.

Our Vision

By 2025, 65 percent of Central Ohio adults will complete a postsecondary certificate or degree.

To reach that goal, Ohio must increase college success among the fast-growing groups that will account for a growing proportion of the state’s population, including working adults, low-income and first-generation students, and students of color. The challenge is to carry out a regional strategy for igniting economic growth and building healthier, more sustainable communities.
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