CPRS Mission & Vision

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The Center for Postsecondary Readiness and Success (CPRS) is a center dedicated to partnering with schools, school districts, universities, charter networks, philanthropic organizations, educators and other entities to increase equity and access to postsecondary opportunities. Through center efforts, the Center will strive to advance school counseling’s and college/career advising’s goals of achieving an equitable, antiracist, and socially just society. 


The Center will create an aligned system, driven by student outcomes to disseminate new knowledge and discovery of college and career readiness and persistence models, while simultaneously connecting this new knowledge to K-12 and higher education policy formation.

Realizing the Mission and Vision

Through strategic partnerships, the center will engage in multi-disciplinary approaches to improve equitable student postsecondary opportunity—with implications for practice, research, and policy development. The Center will be specifically devoted to the study of systems and processes that elevate the voices of vulnerable communities.

  • Identify a common set of practitioner competencies needed to effectively guide and support students on their postsecondary path.
  • Provide unique meetings, retreats, professional development activities, networks and other opportunities for the support and professional advancement of school counselors, college/career advisors, and other specialists who share a common interest in providing equity-informed, antiracist practices in school-based counseling and advisement.
  • Conduct evaluations, surveys, educational training, research, and advisory services for school districts, foundations, and other appropriate entities that aspire to improve college and career readiness, access and persistence. 
  • Identify school and community-based systems, policies, and practices that influence and contribute to equitable postsecondary attainment.
  • Reimagine, reframe, and conduct interdisciplinary research to unpack effective counseling and advising practices that support student postsecondary exploration, planning, enrollment, and persistence.
  • Elevate parent and student voices to better understand the advising and counseling support structures they desire as they navigate their postsecondary path.
  • Publish practitioner, family, and student friendly reports to disseminate knowledge and provide tools that will foster the replication of evidence based practices.

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