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CME Group Foundation

Pathways Director
State Policy & Strategy Director
Founder and Executive Director
Director of Innovation and Implementation
Pathways Manager
Development & Communications Manager

Plainfield: Support for Career Pathways

In 2019, EdSystems began engaging with the Plainfield community to engage community, school district, and higher education stakeholders in college and career pathways design. The goal of this project is to more clearly define core values, desired outcomes, and strategic priorities and actions to advance equitable opportunities for all Plainfield students through regional college and career pathway system development and implementation.

Our Role

Through this project, EdSystems has provided Plainfield with:

  • A structured learning community for designing regional college and career pathways
  • Peer-to-peer learning opportunities with other communities across Illinois
  • Technical assistance on structural issues including pathways and work-based learning design and implementation
  • Processes and systems to conduct authentic stakeholder engagement with an emphasis on elevating student voice 
  • Support to utilize disaggregated data to identify inequitable opportunities and target improvements on outcomes driven by the education system
  • Self-assessment tools to identify community-specific outcomes and challenges
  • The opportunity to influence State and national policy on methods for advancing equity within and through college and career pathways
  • Sub-grant opportunities to enable Plainfield to carry out these efforts, such as participation in Scaling in Education Pathways in Illinois and the Health Sciences Career Exploration and Career Development Experience Pilot.

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