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Navigating College Readiness Through Asset Mapping (fact sheet)

October 2012 — Getting students on the path to enroll and succeed in postsecondary education requires an array of supports — from rigorous academic preparation, to the development of self-monitoring skills, to managing the college application and financial aid process. For many students and families, particularly those who are low-income or first-generation college students, these supports are fragmented, inaccessible or absent.

FHI 360’s asset mapping approach works to overcome these barriers and ensure postsecondary access and success for all students. Asset mapping guides schools, colleges and community partners through a research-based inventory of college readiness resources and programs in their community. Asset analysis then enables schools and communities to bridge gaps, leverage best practices, redirect existing resources and garner new resources, and create tools that support all students to achieve college admission and success.