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Events

Upcoming

Using Data to Support Your FAFSA Completion Campaign
December 3, 11AM

Using data is key to track your FAFSA completion progress and improvement. In this webinar, learn how to utilize two game-changing tools to strengthen your campaign, whether it takes place at school or online. We’ll review how to access and utilize The Alabama Commission on Higher Education’s FAFSA Student Lookup Portal and Alabama Possible’s Cash for College data dashboard. Register here.


 

Postponed

2020 Education and Workforce Network Conference

Given the public health recommendations regarding COVID-19, the conference is postponed. Tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled conference. If you would prefer a refund, please contact us at conference@alabamapossible.org. Please contact the Hilton directly to cancel or modify your hotel reservations. We will update this page with more information regarding the conference as new details emerge.

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Archived

2020 Breakfast and Conversation with Ann Florie and Bobbie Knight
November 12, 8AM

Join a virtual “Breakfast & Conversation” featuring Miles College President Bobbie Knight and Ann Florie, former Executive Director of Leadership Birmingham. As key partners in effecting positive change for students in our state, we will share more about the work and future direction of Alabama Possible as we work to increase postsecondary access and success for all learners. View recording hereTo make a gift to the event, click here.


Advanced FAFSA
November 5 at 11AM
Paying for college is a common concern for students and families thinking about education after high school. Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a key step in pursuing and affording college. This webinar expands upon our FAFSA 101 webinar to address some of the more complex components of the FAFSA. Educators will learn about tools and resources that assist students and families in navigating complicated parts of the application. View recording here.

Break It Down: Community Discussion Series

November 4 at 6PM: Dallas County Cooperative Extension
October 27 at 6PM: North Alabama
October 22 at 6PM: The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama
October 20 at 6PM: Troy University’s Office of Civic Engagement
October 13 at 6PM: Phi Theta Kappa Chapter of Northwest-Shoals Community College
October 8 at 6PM: Washington County Public Library

These webinars are an opportunity for you and your neighbors to explore ways to break down barriers to prosperity. During the discussion, Alabama Possible’s team of facilitators will encourage participants to discuss and reflect on the information included in the Barriers to Prosperity Data Sheet 2020.


College Admissions Officers’ Insights into College Applications in a Remote Counseling Environment

October 15 at 4PM
Many low-income and first-generation college-going students and their families struggle navigating the college admissions process. Alabama Possible is hosting a webinar in collaboration with college admissions officers who will share what they are looking for in an application, including personal statements, transcripts, and extracurricular activities. These insights will equip students and their families, as well as educators, to adapt to remote and socially distanced counseling practices and create focused tools to apply to college. View recording here.

Alabama College Attainment Network Launch
October 7 at 11AM
We are pleased to launch the Alabama College Attainment Network (ACAN) in support of the Success Plus goal of adding 500,000 highly-skilled employees to the workforce in Alabama by 2025. In order to coordinate initiatives and accelerate change, education and workforce organizations have formed this statewide network focused on the transition from high school to and through postsecondary education and into the workforce. With the launch of ACAN, Alabama joins more than 20 other states with networks that strengthen the linkages between K-12, postsecondary education, and employers. View recording here.

FAFSA 101
September 30 at 11AM
Paying for college is a common concern for students and families thinking about education after high school. Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a key step in pursuing and affording college. How can educators promote FAFSA completion in the midst of a pandemic? This webinar will provide an overview of how to help students and their families complete a FAFSA, including tools for remote and in-school learning environments. We’ll cover different types of financial aid and review updated steps for completing the financial aid application. We’ll also discuss challenges such as addressing changes in families’ financial circumstances and providing verification documentation. View recording here.

Unlocking the College and Career Journey: Tools for 12th Grade Counselors

September 9 at 2PM
August 19 at 10AM
During this virtual professional development experience, you will learn about the new Alabama Goes to College Outreach Toolkit. The toolkit offers easy-to-use assets and templates for educators who want to raise awareness for college access initiatives. View toolkit demo here.

Break It Down: How to Use the Barriers to Prosperity Data Sheet as an Educator
June 24 at 10AM

By incorporating Alabama Possible’s 2020 Barriers to Prosperity Data Sheet into your coursework, you can help your students understand how poverty in Alabama impacts their community. This webinar will discuss how educators can use the data sheet as a teaching tool. View recording here.