Category Archive for: Student Success

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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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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3D Success Tools Support NorthBridge Students to Achieve Their Goals

What are the 3D Success Tools and how do they support NorthBridge students? The 3D Success Tools are designed to empower students to manage their time, energy and emotions so they can achieve their goals and experience success. Students are introduced to the tools by their Life Coach. They gain an understanding of the tools…

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What’s the Difference Between Knowing Something and Understanding it?

The other week I had multiple meetings where I spoke to a large group of people, several small groups and had numerous one on one conversations. At each encounter, I explained that 1 in 5 youth in Metro Phoenix are unengaged, and that the organization I lead conversely keeps youth engaged.  I thought I spoke…

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Kaela’s Story

Hi everyone, my name is Kaela and I’m a 22 year old student at Scottsdale Community College.  When I’m not at school, I’m slaving away as a barista at Starbucks.  I’m a Zumba enthusiast who is an aspiring Zumba instructor.  I’m a devoted One Direction fan and the Phoenix Suns are my team.  Oh, and…

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