Recent media coverage

Several media outlets covered the release of our Regional Education Report: Chapter 4.

Check out the stories and videos below:

Tri-county students eligible for $1,000 art scholarship

StriveTogether, a national nonprofit working to improve education for every child, is offering a scholarship opportunity for current high school seniors and students enrolled in a post-secondary institution in communities served by a partnership in its Cradle to Career Network. Because of the work of TCCC, students in the tri-county region are eligible for the Art Inspires Scholarship.

Students are challenged to create art that symbolizes what educational opportunity and success means to them and conveys StriveTogether’s core values (community, courage, equity, progress and results). StriveTogether will select up to 10 works of art to be featured in its national headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Selected student artists each will receive a $1,000 scholarship to support coursework at a post-secondary institution in the 2018-2019 academic year. The artwork created through this opportunity will inspire StriveTogether staff and partners daily as they work to achieve the organization’s vision: the success of every child cradle to career.

Applications must be submitted to by May 29, 2018. Each submission must include a video by the artist explaining the piece’s inspiration and meaning as well as a completed scholarship application and proof of enrollment or intent to enroll in a post-secondary institution. Scholarship winners will be notified by June 15, 2018, and receive their prize no later than July 13, 2018.

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Community Leadership Council breakfast

Thank you to all who attended this morning’s Community Leadership Council meeting, where we released the Regional Education Report: Chapter 4!

Video: Learn the facts about education in the tri-county region

TCCC released a video today showing the progression of children across the education continuum.


TCCC releases “Constructive Disruption” report

TCCC today released its Regional Education Report: Chapter 4. Click here to download and read a copy.

This report, titled “Constructive Disruption,” is intended to provoke the disruption of the status quo in public education so that meaningful, systemic improvement resulting in significantly improved student outcomes takes place.

Every citizen in the tri-county region needs to own the responsibility of educating our children. Changing public education is too important and too complex to leave just to educators and school boards.

We encourage you to share this report with your family, friends and colleagues and start a discussion within your own network about how to speak out, engage and insist every child receives an excellent education. We’re happy to help facilitate and provide guidance on those conversations.

We’re also available to discuss the report’s findings with your staff, church, school, club, chamber, association and any other groups. Should you wish to get print copies of this report or schedule a presentation, please contact Ashley Heffernan at or 843-732-8222.