Century College Opportunity College 2017 Report


·Century College appointed 30 staff to become poverty coaches through completion of the Beegle Poverty Institutes in July 2017.

·There are 110 trained Navigators now in the Century OC system.

·38 students are currently matched with Navigators.

·Coaches are on all but a couple Century College committees.

·Century College held a semester-end celebration event for OC students on Dec 15, 2017

·Century has developed a partnership with a local bank for financial capacity building lunch and learns.

·A local church received a grant of $800 which was donated to Century’s OC for gas and bus cards.

·Century had a thriving Prosperity Action Advisory Team (Previously was Poverty Action Leadership Team) including elected officials who were also alums, exec. Directors of our local emergency food shelf and transitional housing, business, faith community and more.

·Century has worked with two local agencies to connect students with diapers, toilet paper, toiletries, and other basic needs, as well as to tap into their respective clothing closets and other community resources.

-Michele Jersak, Counselor, Century College (St. Paul, MN)