Transition to Postsecondary, College and Career

This SC2C Community Action Network (CAN) helps students successfully transition out of high school, focusing on the tools they need to make the next step to college, a certificate program, an apprenticeship, or a career.

All Stamford Youth will Graduate from High School and Obtain Postsecondary Degrees and/or Employment.

Welcome to our College Prep Hub, your go-to for college planning. We’re all about helping Stamford youth graduate and succeed, whether in college, apprenticeships, or careers. To do that, students need: 

Measuring Success


Total number of graduating high school students supported with ongoing text messages encouraging college enrollment since 2020


Number of Students that received direct 1:1 Bridge to College counselor support throughout the Summer since 2019


% More Norwalk Community College-intended students who received 1:1 counselor support enrolled in NCC versus Stamford Public School NCC-intended students who did not participate in 1:1 support

CAN Initiatives:

Skill Building for Success

This initiative aims at fostering the development of non-academic, essential skills needed for success in college and career. The CAN has created a common language based on the following:

  • Eight competencies from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
  • The Community for Education Foundation’s Overcoming Obstacles life skills curriculum
  • Stamford Public Schools’ strategic vision for developing habits of Mind, Body, and Heart

We are working on supporting community-based organizations, the school system, students, and parents to improve and increase opportunities to develop these essential non-academic skills.

Learn More About Skill Building for Success

Bridge to College

Helping Students Reach their First Day of College. Stamford Cradle to Career’s (SC2C) Bridge to College program strives to reduce the number of barriers students experience in their pursuit of postsecondary opportunities.

Bridge to College is a free program that provides as-needed resources, support, and guidance to students between high school graduation and the first day of college classes. Bridge to College is open to all Stamford graduating seniors, no matter what college they plan to attend. 

“The step in the process that I needed the most help with was FASFA. If it wasn’t for the help, I would not have been able to attend school this fall.”

SHS class of 2019 | NCC class of 2023

CAN Leadership/Contributors



Member lists are updated annually.

Action Plans

To effectively measure and identify effective practices while aligning resources, we have designed and developed a detailed Action Plan process. The process and the related template were created in close partnership with Stamford Public Schools and the Superintendent’s team. This process is consistently followed by all CANs. Each CAN is at a different stage of action plan completion, depending on the complexity of its objectives and the available data.

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