Welcome to the SERVE Center! While you may have been led to SERVE because of our history and experience, I hope you will stay connected as a result of the collaborative partnerships we establish in meeting the needs of your students, families, organizations, or communities. We believe that education prospers in innovative communities where leaders and organizations work together to nurture and inspire all students and the educators who serve them.
Somewhat unique to SERVE, our professionals include researchers and evaluators who have specialized in high school reform, rural schools, urban schools, the education of highly mobile students, school and district improvement, community organizations, and nonprofits. Additionally, our staff include former teachers, principals, district administrators, State coordinators…and so much more. For a sampling of our work, please enjoy a few of our recently published stories to the right.
We respect the expertise and experience of our clients and work with them to develop customized services to meet their needs, while always maintaining the highest standards of quality. Whether you are planning the initial phase of your project, working to scale up your efforts, or in need of a systems overhaul, I encourage you to reach out to our team at SERVE!
While the "Fall Means FAFSA" blog touches on FAFSA basics and timelines, Christina Dukes, NCHE’s Federal Liaison, also articulates how those who wish to support youth in transitioning to higher education can be most effective. So many of our youth simply need that one individual to assist them in navigating this path and Christina's post on the MANY website will put you well on your way to becoming that special someone for a young person in your community.
This article describes a lottery-based experimental design supplemented by qualitative data to examine college readiness within an innovative high school setting: early college high schools.
Results show that early college students are more likely to have successfully completed the courses they need for entrance into college and that early college students also graduated from high school at a higher rate. Read the article in the NASSP Bulletin.