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Feb 15, 2014
The Davenport Community School DIsrict has received a $500,000, four-year grant from the Hubbell-Waterman Foundation to establish the Creative Arts Academy of the Quad Cities by August 2014. Read the full article here.
Feb 11, 2014
The earnings gap between young adults with and without bachelor's degrees has stretched to its widest level in half a century. Read the full article here.
Feb 06, 2014
This spring the state of Illinois will pilot the new state assessments known as PARCC (Partnership for Assessment for College and Careers). Read the full article here.
Dec 06, 2013
20 U.S. communities are announced as the first partners in a promising community mobilization initiative led by Lumina Foundation. Read the article and watch the video here.
Dec 04, 2013
The Quad Cities have been selected as one of 20 communities nationwide to work with a private foundation to help increase the number of Americans who walk out of college with a degree. Read the full article here.
Apr 28, 2013
Schools throught the Quad Cities are part of a national education trend placing a greater emphasis on developing children's reading skills, with a target of making sure students are reading at grade-level by the time they finish third grade. Read full article here.
Oct 08, 2012
Ryan Bobst has been named the Director of Quad Cities Career Connections, a partnership between Black Hawk College, Eastern Iowa Community College, Western Illinois University, Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, and United Way of the Quad City Area. Click here for full Dispatch-Argus story.
Aug 08, 2012
An expanded career program for Quad Cities students is designed to increase their achievement levels. Click here for full Dispatch-Argus story.
Apr 08, 2012
WQPT Quad Cities PBS has initiated a series of broadcast , online and community activities as part of "American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen," a national public media initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to help the Quad Cities and other communities across America to address the high school dropout crisis. Click here for full Dispatch-Argus story.
Jun 25, 2011
Big Sister Chris McCormick-Pries, along with her little Matti Gibson and Career Navigator Coordinator and AmeriCorps service member Sarah Walker participated in a small group round table following President Obama's speech on economic development, jobs and manufacturing at ALCOA during his visit to the Quad Cities. Read the full story on the Big Brothers Big Sisters' Website.
Jun 09, 2011
At the Achieve Quad Cities first year celebration, the Quad City Times had the chance to talk with students who have been touched by Achieve Quad Cities. Read the full story.
Read about the Achieve Quad Cities first year celebration and all that was accomplished this past year!
Jun 06, 2011
Read an editorial article about Achieve Quad Cities from the Dispatch Argus!
May 31, 2011
An article on the Radio Iowa Website discusses Iowa's rank among national dropout rates and the benefits of increasing the graduation rate.
Jan 28, 2011
WHBF covers Achieve Quad Cities work in the community as it begins its the new year. Click here for full story.
Jan 27, 2011
The Quad City Times talks to students at Davenport North who have participated in Achieve Quad Cities.
Click here to read the full article.
Dec 08, 2010
Community Foundation of the Great River Bend President and CEO Susan Skora blogs about the importance of mentoring at-risk youth.
Aug 06, 2010
The Quad City Times helps explain Achieve Quad Cities throught an online editorial.
Click here to read the full article.
Jun 03, 2010
WQAD reporter, John David, covers Achieve Quad Cities vision and reasons why the program began. Read the full article here.
Apr 28, 2010
Community leaders all around the QCA are working on a plan to bring drop-out numbers down and keep kids in school. The plan is called Achieve Quad Cities. Click here for full KWQC story.
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