Improve state outcomes by strengthening
data use. collaboration. access. expectations.connections.
Engage for Change | state offers state collaboratives—networks of shared leadership and peer support—to state-level education and vocational rehabilitation leaders committed to improving postsecondary outcomes for deaf individuals. NDC supports state teams as they develop activities to close gaps in education and employment for deaf individuals.
The focus of each state team is unique and depends on what they find as they engage with stakeholders and review research, best practices, and state data. State collaborative groups work with each other and get support from NDC staff at the annual two-day convening and throughout the year. Sample state activities include:
- implementing a deaf youth summer camp focused on strengthening self-advocacy
- developing an online financial literacy course to develop independent living skills for deaf youth
- launching an internship fair to improve employment outcomes for deaf youth
Engage for Change | state convenings have occurred in June 2017 and 2018. For more information, please email us.