The Office of Youth, Adult and Community Connections (formerly 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 and Community Connections are Youth and Early College, Innovative and Emerging Programs, Adult-Focused Programs, and Veterans and Military Connected Services.

Youth, Adult and Community Connections provides programming 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 eligible adult and youth populations in Greater Cleveland. Individual program descriptions appear below. Visit the Youth, Adult and Community Connections website at tri-c.edu/pathways.

Youth, Adult and Community Connections share common goals:

  • To increase educational opportunities for youth and adults;
  • 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 and Community Connections team to customize academic and 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.