The New Jersey Center for Student Success exists to assist the state’s community colleges improve student outcomes, strengthen their services to the students they serve, and serve as a statewide resource for innovation and best practices. Since its inception in 2012, the New Jersey Center for Student Success has played a critical role in promoting promising student success best practices by hosting statewide convenings featuring national community college thought leaders, providing professional development to community college professionals, providing expert coaches to community colleges to assist with student success strengthening efforts, and supporting collaborations and partnerships among community colleges and other constituents.

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In order to reach the State of New Jersey’s goal of having at least 65 percent of working adults hold some type of post-secondary credential by 2025, the New Jersey Council of County Colleges and its Center for Student Success will lead statewide efforts to improve and expand educational and support services for adult learners and facilitate social service supports for students.

These initiatives are part of VISION 2028: A Framework for the Future of New Jersey's Community Colleges.

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We are pleased to recognize our partners for their support in establishing New Jersey’s first-ever statewide community college Center for Student Success, and for their efforts to help all New Jerseyans have access to economic mobility.

A special thanks to our VISION 2028 Foundational Partners: The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, the New Jersey Department of Education Office of Adult Education, the Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey, Hunger Free New Jersey, and the International Rescue Committee.

A special thanks to our funding partners: Kresge Foundation, Prudential Foundation, NJ’s Community Colleges, Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, NJ DOE, PSE&G Foundation, State Street Foundation, Rutgers University-Newark, Kean University, Jobs for the Future, The Fund for New Jersey.