NPSS SUPPORT HUB TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
The National Partnership for Student Success (NPSS) seeks to connect providers of student supports with other organizations working toward the same goals. As such, the NPSS Support Hub offers no-cost technical assistance to states, school districts, schools, and other public or nonprofit entities providing tutoring, mentoring, student success coaching, post-secondary transition coaching, and wraparound support coordination, including in the context of afterschool and summer programs.
The type and intensity of technical assistance required will depend upon the diverse and unique needs of support seekers. To address the range of assistance needed given current capacity, the NPSS Support Hub is resourced to provide moderate-intensity technical assistance by offering events, webinars, resources, consultation, and access to networks to support NPSS affiliates in recruiting more volunteers and improving the quality of programs.
The NPSS does not make grants or offer financial support.
NPSS SUPPORT HUB TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE OFFERINGS
Technical assistance is provided by experts from leading organizations in each of the five student support domains below with support from the NPSS’ broader network of supporting champions.
TA leads will provide the forms of technical assistance outlined below to nonprofit organizations, schools, districts, and state or local government agencies implementing, designing, and/or improving NPSS-aligned programs within their respective domain from around the country.
Technical assistance may include the following forms of support:
- Initial consultation with technical assistance leads to assess goals and develop recommended next steps
- Where needed, review and provide consultation on potential areas of improvement to meet NPSS voluntary quality standards
- Guidance and planning support to state and local efforts on creating local versions of the NPSS including how existing infrastructure and funding can be leveraged to launch and sustain local applications of NPSS
Webinars & Events
- Invitations to NPSS-sponsored webinars and events including learning communities, led by NPSS Hub staff and/or technical assistance leads
- Access to affiliated webinars/trainings regarding the design and implementation of NPSS-aligned supports led by technical assistance leads
- Access to curated NPSS Support Hub resources and research in each NPSS student support domain and tools to support the sourcing and training of additional people power, identifying access to and use of funding for holistic, evidence-based supports, and developing and sustaining partnerships, among others.
- Access to tools to support program improvement in alignment with NPSS voluntary quality standards
Access to Networks
- Support in building connections between and capacity among service providers and schools/school districts through distribution of information regarding landscape and availability of NPSS-aligned programs
- Serving as a connector to other organizations that could serve as thought partners or examples
- The NPSS is not positioned to make grants or offer direct financial support but, in certain circumstances, may provide information and resources on potential funding opportunities
Post-Secondary Transition Coaches
Support post-secondary exposure, college search and fit/match, college application creation, financial aid applications, and navigation of post-secondary transitions.
Student Success Coaches
Form diverse teams in systemically under-resourced schools to partner with teachers to provide integrated, relationship-driven social, emotional, academic, and youth development supports to enhance student outcomes and create positive learning environments at the classroom and whole school level during and after the school day.
Wraparound/Integrated Student Support Coordinators
Enable schools to build strong connections and systems with community health, mental health, and social service providers. Coordinators put school climate plans and multi-tiered systems of support into action.
A form of teaching, one-on-one or in a small group, towards a specific goal. High-impact tutoring leads to months of additional learning gains for students by supplementing (but not replacing) students’ classroom experiences. High-impact tutoring responds to individual needs and complements students’ existing curriculum.
With training and support, facilitate a variety of youth development and enrichment experiences, help youth explore and affirm their identity, provide navigational support around school-to-work transitions, and buffer against adversity in-school, out of school, and over the summer.
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