REIMAGINE. CREATE. EDUCATE. COLLABORATE.
RCEC is a grassroots movement in southern California with diverse cross-sector leadership throughout Riverside County. The RCEC formed in July 2014 in response to participation in a working session at the U.S. Department of Education. Representing members from area school districts, higher education, city/county officials, and private industry, RCEC collectively commits to the following goals geared to increase postsecondary access and attainment in our community through the 2019 school year: Increase percentage of students applying to three or more colleges by 60%, increase percentage of FAFSA completions from 52.3% to 93% through school years 2018-2019, increase the percentage of students enrolling in postsecondary education from 52% to 65%, and increasing the percentage of students who are college ready per the Early Assessment Program (EAP), by 20%.
In In September, 2015, RCEC was awarded a three year Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation implementation grant to support this work in the RCEC districts with the intent to ‘scale out’ to the rest of our county. Since then, the RCEC ‘hub team’ has been working with the Carnegie Foundation to accelerate improvements in existing educational systems by applying improvement science research to identify and address specific problems.
RACE TO SUBMIT
Race to Submit is challenging high schools in Riverside County to increase their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submission rates and help students discover the financial aid available to them. Read More
RACE TO READY
Race to Ready is our higher education partner’s commitment to reducing the need for remediation in college, by collaborating with K-12 districts to ensure college ready placement. Read More
College Kickoff is challenging students, parents, and schools to promote a college going culture for all students, with a goal to increase the number of Riverside County students applying to three or more colleges and enrolling in the fall. Read More
RACE TO RIGOR
Race to Rigor is challenging high schools in Riverside County to increase student’s access and success in rigorous coursework including UC/CSU A-G, Advanced Placement (AP), Dual Enrollment, and International Baccalaureate (IB) to ensure preparation and academic success in college. Read More
"The path to college begins long before students set foot on campus"President Obama
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THE RACE IS ON!
SEE HOW YOUR DISTRICT STACKS UP! BELOW ARE THE MOST UP-TO-DATE FAFSA AND DREAM ACT COMPLETION NUMBERS FOR RIVERSIDE COUNTY:
The information reflects student enrollment based on
October 2022 census data and applications completed as of June 26, 2023.
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