Highlighting Innovation

The NCTN Promising Practice Series presents detailed descriptions of strategies from the field that are designed to promote the successful transition of students from adult basic education to postsecondary education and training.

Creating an Alumni Newsletter for Transition-to-College Programs

Staying connected with the alumni of a transition-to-college program has benefits for both the students and the program. Patricia Fina outlines steps for creating an alumni newsletter.

Creating Videos to Tell the Story

If a picture is worth a thousand words, you may find that creating a video is just what you need to get the word out about your program, highlight your successful students, and capture the impact your program has on your students and your community.


An orientation program can help promote a sense of community and trust in the classroom while addressing the emotional and psychological barriers that many adult students face.

TTC Monthly Mentor Evenings

Project RIRAL connects students with potential mentors at a series of four monthly “Mentor Evenings.” The meetings also cover academic skills and introduce students to resources available at the local community college.

Wrap-Around Services

Capital Idea’s College Prep Academy provides comprehensive support services to its students, including a weekly meeting with an assigned career counselor.