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On Point for College at NCAN 2019

On Point for College is delighted to be a featured presenter at the 2019 NCAN National Conference in Indianapolis, IN. We will share the following presentations:

Presentation Title: Piloting Short-Duration Internship Experiences: Building a Plane While Flying It

Presentation Content: In this world café session, On Point for College staff will share how the organization piloted a short-duration paid internship within months, and how the pilot project has been leveraged. In a very short period of time, On Point for College rocketed from the idea phase through planning, implementing, and evaluating a pilot project: providing paid internships for students while they were home over Winter Break 2017-2018. Learn about our planning process, how we leveraged existing resources and relationships, our adjustments “on the fly”, and how we used the pilot project to position the organization for future funding of paid pre-professional experiences.

Presenter: Tanya Eastman, Ed.D., Director of Operations and Career Services 

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Presentation Title: A Seat at the Table: Working with Private, Nonprofit, Public, and Youth Stakeholders to Support College Youth Employment

Presentation Content: On Point for College has developed and delivered a paid internship/youth employment program to help college students and recent graduates gain meaningful pre-professional work experience. On Point now has a “seat at the table” working with private, nonprofit, and public stakeholders to support college youth employment in Syracuse through a collaborative approach that puts youth first to focus on the community’s youth employment need. During this workshop we will walk how On Point advocated for and provided evidence to support the inclusion of a community-based organization in the local youth workforce development discussion.

Presenter: Tanya Eastman, Ed.D., Director of Operations and Career Services 

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Presentation Title:  Leveling the Playing Field for Refugee, Immigrant, and DACA Students

Presentation Content: How can a student find success in college while wrestling with challenges like cultural misunderstandings, language issues, and unfamiliarity with systems in the U.S., like social services, government, health care, and education? While many of the access and success methods that work well for other lower-income, first-generation students can also help refugee, immigrant, and DACA students, these students’ realities require culturally-sensitive adaptations to the tried-and-true college access and success procedures. On Point for College has learned key strategies from the refugee and immigrant communities it serves.

Presenters: Kevin Marken, Utica Director; LuPway Doh, Utica Advisor; Anny Guerrero, Utica Advisor

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A Founder’s Legacy: Navigating the Emotional and Operational Waters of Succession Planning

Most nonprofit organizations face a succession of leadership during the life of the organization if the nonprofit organization is going to exist past the founding executive leader. This session will provide an opportunity for nonprofit organization founding executive leaders to explore how their beliefs impact the extent to which they are thinking about, talking about, and engaging in succession planning. During this session, relevant resources used in a qualitative study, as well as in consultative practice, will be shared. The session will also explore the method of “long-term succession thinking” within the context of day-to-day operations and strategy of founder-led nonprofit organizations.

Presenter: Tanya Eastman, Ed.D., Director of Operations and Career Services 

Download the presentation here.