Educational Institutions

Community College of Allegheny County Educational Foundation (CCAC)

  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • www.ccac.edu

Mission Statement

The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Educational Foundation was established to support the mission of CCAC in alignment with the goals of the President and College Board of Trustees. The support provided by the Foundation to CCAC consists of creating awareness; advocating on behalf of the institution; and raising, managing, and distributing funds in accordance with initiatives established by the Foundation Board of Directors.

Main Programs

  1. Student Success Initiatives
  2. Workforce Development Programs
Service Areas

Self-reported

Pennsylvania

ruling year

1980

Principal Officer

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Rose Ann DiCola

Keywords

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College education, degree, dislocated worker, CCAC

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EIN

25-1384469

 Number

8042825787

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community/Junior College (B41)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Accomplishments CCAC offers nearly 170 programs in six program categories including Arts and Humanities, Business, Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences & Human Services, Health, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, and Trades Since 2000, CCAC has served 427,217 students, of whom 325,996 were Allegheny County residents - nearly one in three county residents 18 years & older.CCAC has a thriving Distance Learning program. There are six degrees and eight certificates that are available entirely on-line. There are an additional 25 desgrees and 14 certificates that are available mostly on-line. CCAC has the largest cohort of any college in the Pittsburgh Promise program, which provides scholarships to graduates of the city schools. Focused student services have led to greater retention for participants in the Pittsburgh Promise.CCAC provided 693 customized training courses to 7,732 workers and 31 regional employers last year. CCAC's goals for the 2013-2014 academic year are to: Ensure the success of learners through ongoing assessment of learning outcomes and overall institutional effectiveness.Provide learners with opportunities, including programs and services that enable success in academic, career, personal and civic pursuits.Develop and enhance partnerships, internal and external, that help identify and respond to the educational needs of the community.Guide and support the economic development of our region with responsive, solution-driven workforce training programs.Develop and deliver educational opportunities for learners at every stage of their lives.Promote learning through the effective application of available and expanded resources.Enable CCAC learners to share, learn and apply principles of diversity that foster a culture of inclusion and understanding at the college and within the global community.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Student Success Initiatives

CCAC's student success initiatives provide students with a variety of ways to become involved with learning opportunities on each of the campuses and college centers. CCAC continues to focus on efforts through Achieving the Dream, including many practices that have been identified nationally as ""Promising Practices"" by the Center for Community for Student Engagement. CCAC's Math Cafés project has been funded by grants from the Richard King Mellon Foundation and the Heinz Endowments. Math Cafés are designed to provide engaging learning spaces at four CCAC campuses and two educational centers. The Math Cafés offer assistance to students for placement test preparation and general math enrichment, in addition to online tutoring services on a drop in basis. Another new area in which CCAC has been reaching out to students to assist them with navigating the college system is with the student success coaches. The colleges' six student success coaches Student Success Coaches provide academic support and monitor student progress by participating in Early Intervention and Midterm Reports, and they make referrals as needed to campus services such as Advising, Career and Transfer Counseling, Financial Aid, Job Placement, Student Accounts, Supportive Services and Tutoring. Throughout the year Student Success Coaches may run academic workshops to improve student success, such as, Stress Management, Leadership Development, Study Skills and more.

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Program 2

Workforce Development Programs

The integration of higher education and the development of in-demand skills are crucial to a successful transition into the workforce. With a promise to meet the needs of corporations and businesses throughout western Pennsylvania, CCAC's workforce initiatives are designed to anticipate future employment opportunities in the regions changing and emerging industries. Program goals are centered on the skills and knowledge students need for employment and ensure that local businesses have the best pool of applicants in the region from which to hire. Workforce Development division's student success-focused initiatives include: * Certificates in high-priority occupations including NAMS (National Association of Manufacturing) and PMMI (Packaging Machinery Manufacturing Institute), Advanced Manufacturing including Mechatronics and Certified Production Technician * Stackable credentials * Prior Learning Assessment * Healthcare initiatives including Healthcare Information Technology, Certified Nursing Assistant, RN Refresher and Nursing Home Administrator * Green Institute * Alternative Energy * Transportation, Distribution & Logistics * Career Pathways * Matriculation with credit programs

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Service Areas

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Pennsylvania

Additional Documents

Funding Needs

The CCAC Educational Foundation is seeking funding to support the following initiatives: Programs that are designed to increase proactive development of the region's workforce, leading to more effectively serving prospective and incumbent workers and businesses.Projects intended to provide opportunity, access and success for students from varied backgrounds. Examples include scholarships, the hiring of student success coaches, on-line tutoring, and programs to support the Pittsburgh Promise.The upgrading of computer labs and ""smart"" classrooms as well as facility enhancements at each of CCAC's four campuses as well as CCAC's West Hills Center.

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COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Community College of Allegheny County Educational Foundation (CCAC)

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Principal Officer

Rose Ann DiCola

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Pete M. DeComo

Merrill Lynch

Term: Oct 2010 - Oct 2012

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