• College and career readiness

    College and career readiness

College and Career Readiness

our goal

Every young person utilizes post-secondary education or training to prepare for a career.

why it matters

In order to prepare for a family-supporting career, young people in our community must utilize post-secondary education or training. However, every year in Milwaukee, less than 45% of high school graduates go on to enroll in college or university. Furthermore, less than 20% of students who enroll will graduate with a degree. Significant barriers, including the cost of education and lack of curricular alignment across institutions, make it difficult for students to find success once they leave high school. As a partnership Milwaukee Succeeds works to increase enrollment, degree attainment, and access to family-supporting careers by focusing on critical and specific areas of need.


  • Post-secondary enrollment
  • Post-secondary completion

Our work towards this goal

  • Post-Secondary Preparation, Transition and Success: Students must build awareness and aspirations early about post-secondary options, students must acquire the college knowledge and skills necessary to transition into post-secondary pathways, and students must enroll, persist and successfully complete a post-secondary education program of study
  • Opportunity Youth: There an estimated 18,709 youth and young adults aged 16 to 24 who are out of school and not working in Milwaukee. Our community must be proactive in re-engaging these young people in pathways toward success.

who is involved

See who is involved within our Goal 3 Network and learn how you can get involved today!

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