Educational Visionary Award Recipients Announced

NorthBridge College Success Program, an organization leading the way to increase Arizona’s college graduation rates for students with learning disabilities, proudly announces the 2018 Educational Visionary Award Recipients.  Steve Seleznow, President & CEO, Arizona Community Foundation is accepting the Visionary Leader Award for his lifelong commitment to effective educational programming. In 2015, Seleznow articulated a…

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DEGREES ARE POSSIBLE Increasing Degree Completion Rates for Students with Learning Disabilities

Check out our most recent publication. This document discusses the growing need to assist students with learning disabilities to achieve post-secondary education success. Northbridge hopes to expand the discussion and create partnerships to better support this community.NB – Degrees Are Possible – 2017 (1)

Heller: NorthBridge offers road less traveled to higher learning

College graduation is part of the American dream for parents and students throughout Arizona. Yet, that dream is elusive for up to 20 percent of all Americans who have some type of a learning challenge as reported by the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development. Nancy Heller How many of those affected receive…

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Arizona Community Foundation Donors Invest in NorthBridge

The Arizona Community Foundation is pleased to announce its grant and scholarship distributions for the first quarter of its fiscal year. Between April 1 and June 30, 2017, a total of $13,603,645 million was awarded in both discretionary and advised grants from funds of the Arizona Community Foundation and its six statewide Affiliates in Cochise,…

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From Fast Pitch to Full Circle

Originally posted by SVP on 8/24/2017 Our inaugural Full Circle cohort gathered this week to learn about healthy communities from Vitalyst Health Foundation and Moves the Needle. The purpose of the cohort is to provide additional support and education to nonprofits who have participated in Fast Pitch. This year, we have seven strong and viable nonprofits – Treasures 4 Teachers, Stardust Building…

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Dr. Crawford Is a Double Dad

Raising three boys under age 11 at home is challenging enough for Dr. Simon Crawford and his wife, Tracy. Crawford embraces that challenge and also takes on being “Dad” to 50 students at NorthBridge College Success Program. Dr. Crawford is a role model Dad both at home and at work. During weekdays he teaches, mentors…

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Mentoring Works No Matter Your Age or Position

See how mentors have helped some of the Valley’s nonprofit leaders be better professionals and stewards of their organizaitons. Feedback: March 2017

Three Reasons for Students With Learning Disabilities to Consider Online College Classes

  The pursuit of a college degree is meant to be an exciting journey full of learning, exploring, socializing, and preparing for the future. Unfortunately, this is not always the reality, especially for individuals with learning disabilities. Connor (2012) points out that the transition to a postsecondary education environment “can make students with disabilities feel…

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Top Five Predictors for Student Success

How will we know if a student will be successful? In a recent article written by Tim Elmore, he outlined the “5 Greatest Predictors of Student Success”. In the past, our society has looked to the numbers associated with student intelligence – test scores, grade point averages, class rank, IQ, etc – to predict a…

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