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College Access and Success through Culturally Responsive Scholarship Programs
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 Export to Your Calendar 12/5/2019
When: Thursday, December 5, 2019
12PM - 1:00PM (MT)
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Maggie Brubaker

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College Access and Success through Culturally Responsive Scholarship Programs


Join Kevin and Katherine to learn how to establish a successful access-to-success scholarship program following a unique, three-tier approach - Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. Participants will learn how to develop a culturally responsive program using community scans and how to utilize a holistic student support helix as a blueprint for practitioners to analyze and implement best practices in their own programs. Participants will also receive an evaluative tool to ensure the continued maintenance of their college access-to-success scholarship program.


Kevin Franco
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion,
Strategist Consultant
  Katherine Kouot
College Success Director
Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)

Presenter Bios
Katherine Kouot is a Los Angeles native who is passionate about education, youth empowerment, and social justice. She has worked in the education non-profit sector supporting LA youth since 2009. Her commitment for college access and success grew from her experiences tutoring for USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI). After college, Kat joined Los Angeles Education Partnership (LAEP), working within the community schools model to implement college access and career development curriculum at high schools in South LA, East LA, and the San Fernando Valley. Most recently, Katherine joined Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) as the College Success Director, where she works to holistically support students on their pathway towards college, career, and life success. Kat is committed to working towards collective liberation for every member of the community. She hopes to leverage her experiences in community organizing, education, and the non-profit sector to serve marginalized and underserved communities.

As a Queer femme Latinx scholar-practitioner, Kevin Franco is transforming the way we talk and think about workplace/education inclusion by having individuals and organizations recognize that social justice is a process and a goal, and with that understanding, strategic healing and radical change can occur. With over eight years of experience working directly with a spectrum of populations with varying needs- education leaders, high school & college students, teachers, administrators, and staff- Kevin has developed a critical analysis of social justice issues in different contexts and a pragmatic social justice approach (awareness, navigation, commitment) in developing people's consciousness to practicing purposeful allyship.

With a firm belief that one must understand their relationship with social justice before engaging in allyship work, Kevin has presented and facilitated trainings at higher education institutions, non-profit organizations, and national conferences that address the importance of building one's social consciousness from within and outward- the self and the systems. Kevin continues to critically analyze workplace/education issues through various lenses that focus on the intersection of race, class, gender, and sexuality, and he continues to change minds and hearts through his work on strategic healing by assisting individuals and employers to cultivate justice and healing in their practice.

Free for NSPA members
$35 for non-members*
*If you 
apply for NSPA membership within two weeks after this webinar, the webinar cost will be applied toward your membership.

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