The Office of Youth, Adult, & Community Connections (formerly called College Pathway Programs) is a component of Cuyahoga Community College’s Division of Access, Learning and Success. This unit provides services to both current and prospective students, including recruitment and enrollment growth initiatives and K-12 programming. Included in the Office of Youth, Adult, & Community Connections are Youth and Early College, Innovative and Emerging Programs, and Adult-Focused Programs.

The Youth, Adult, and Community Connections Office provides programs and services to improve access, retention, and success for those in targeted groups (e.g., low income, first generation, minority, women in transition, youth, recipients of public resources) among the eligible adult and youth populations in Greater Cleveland. Individual program descriptions appear below. Visit the Youth, Adult & Community Connections website at www.tri-c.edu/pathways.

Youth, Adult and Community Connections share common goals:

  • To increase educational opportunities for youth;
  • To assist students in gaining access to higher education;
  • To motivate students to participate in college courses while in high school; and
  • To provide opportunities to foster student success through interventions such as assessment, coaching, and mentoring.

Strategic partnerships with area school districts enable the Youth, Adult, & Community Connections Office to customize academic and student support services to meet the needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Cuyahoga Community College is committed to personal and educational excellence through its affordable and efficient approach to higher education.