We partner with local communities, districts, and organizations to provide technical expertise and capacity building to increase college access and success.

Bridge to Completion


We partnered with the Nashville Public Education Foundation to conduct an in-depth, multi-level analysis of what college access and success looks like for Nashville's public school graduates. Our report, Bridge to Completion, synthesizes diverse data sets, stakeholder perspectives, and national best practices to identify opportunities for Nashville to move forward and ensure more youth earn a college degree or certification. This research underpins NPEF's community-wide campaign for college success.

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What's Next

TCASN worked collaboratively with the staff of Opportunity NOW, Nashville's summer youth employment initiative, to design an intervention to reduce summer melt for program participants. What's Next combines student resources with materials for employment coaches, check-ins via text message, and support from peers to help college-bound students successfully enroll in college following the end of high school.

Learn more about What's Next.

White Papers

One of the ways TCASN builds capacity is in conducting original research or compiling and synthesizing existing academic research to better equip practitioners and policy makers. The results of this work are white papers we use to drive our advocacy work and partnerships. Read some selected white papers below.

Bold Thinking Collaborative Action Collective Success: A Shared Framework for College Access and Success Data in Tennessee

Realizing Potential: A White Paper on College Student Undermatching

College-Going and College Choice: An Occasional Paper on Student Decision-Making