College & Career Persistence

Comebacker Movement

Everyone loves to hear a comeback story. Enter our Comebacker Movement.

When individuals further their education, they have more potential to experience fulfilling lives, successful careers and economic well-being. This builds a more prosperous community.comebacker campaign graduation

Even if an individual has attended only some college, or none at all, he or she has options for making a comeback in his or her education. Summit Education Initiative (SEI)’s College Attainment Team is leading the “comebacker” movement in Summit County. Team members directly connect individuals who wish to go back to college – or attend for the first time – with local college advisors from SEI’s partners. We call these individuals “comebackers.”

Based on the comebacker’s experiences and career aspirations, advisors from Kent State University, Stark State College and The University of Akron will help him or her select degree and high-value credential programs that best fit his or her needs.

Click here for a flyer to read more about our Comebacker Movement. Sign-up to join the Comebacker Movement here.

Read inspiring stories about comebackers from Summit County here.