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“One of the most important things that I learned in CTN is that if I run into difficulties, I know there is someone I can look to, and I have a wider variety of resources. If there’s another CTN Program who is struggling, I would be more than willing to lend a hand."

- Brandan Rodriguez

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“When I first joined the Catch the Next program, I was a recluse and very timid; but because I stayed with the same students and the same instructor, it felt like a family. I opened up and became more social.”

- Daniel Vega

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Recent News


LYDIA CDEBACA RECEIVES LILLY CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP

CTN Director of Peer Mentoring and Austin Community College Adjunct Professor in English and INRW, Lydia CdeBaca, is one of approximately 40 ACC faculty to receive a scholarship to the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning taking place in Austin on January 10-12, 2019.

CHAVEZ ATTENDS INAUGURATION OF TC PRESIDENT THOMAS

Dr. Chavez was invited to the inauguration and pre-inauguration conference of Thomas R. Bailey as President of Teachers College, Columbia University – the nation’s first and largest graduate school of education, psychology and health.




2018 Motivational Conference







The Catch the Next Ascender Transfer Motivational Conference is designed to introduce community college students to experience university life and to motivate them to transfer to a four-year University.  Only fifteen percent of Latinos in the US have a Bachelor’s degree and four percent have an advanced degree. When looking at African Americans, only twenty-two percent have a Bachelor’s degree and six percent have an advanced degree. For these figures to improve, transferring to a four-year University is crucial to the Latino and African American communities. The same urgency applies to other first generation underserved students in Texas. Participating in the summer conference will offer a unique opportunity for our Catch the Next Ascender students to have an on-campus dormitory experience at Texas’s flagship university.













Participating Colleges


To date, the following colleges have been trained in our model:





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WHO WE ARE:


CATCH THE NEXT, INC. is a college readiness and completion organization empowering students to catch their college and career dreams.  CTN’s Program focuses on creating a culture of evidence and engagement leading to college completion. CTN was established in 2009 to improve the educational outcomes of Latino and underserved student populations throughout the state.

 The Ascender Program provides academic, emotional-social, and community supports for Latino  and other under served community college students to increase the number of students who successfully complete developmental coursework, increase the number of students who successfully complete first-year college-level coursework in gatekeeper courses such as English and Math, and increase the number of students who graduate from the community college and transfer to a four-year college or university.  Faculty and administrators participating in our program participate in 3 professional development seminars earning  a total of 5 graduate credits from the  University of Texas at Austin, Department  of Educational Leadership and  Policy.

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ANNOUNCING NEW PROGRAM NAME AND LOGO

CTN is excited to announce a new name to replace “Dream Catchers” as the descriptor for our community college program and model.









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