About Elevate Brevard

Using a collective impact approach, Elevate Brevard is focused on building systems and partnerships to assist in decreasing barriers to access, persistence, and attainment of post-secondary education and industry recognized credentials, leading to sustainable employment and a stronger workforce in Brevard County, Florida. Representing 60 organizations in the business, government, non-profit, educational, faith-based and philanthropic sectors, Elevate Brevard is a community initiative that connects residents and resources, closing the skill gap and addressing workforce needs in Brevard County.

What is a Florida College Access Network?

Florida College Access Network (FCAN) leads the collaborative movement to ensure every Floridian achieves an education beyond high school and a rewarding career. They envision a Florida working together where education is the pathway to economic mobility for all.

What is an Local College Access Network?

Local College Access Networks (LCANs) are community-based coordinating bodies supported by a team of community and education leaders representing: K-12 school districts, higher education, nonprofits, local government, business and economic development, and philanthropy.

These collaborative networks are committed to increasing college and career readiness, access, and completion rates for students within their communities who are outside the mold of the traditional college student, such as low-income students, adult learners, and those who are the first in their families to attend college. LCAN members work together to better coordinate and leverage resources that lower the barriers preventing students from completing their educations beyond high school.

LCANs organize community leaders around a single goal: to increase the proportion of working-age Floridians with a degree or workforce-relevant credential to 60% by the year 2030. LCANs set goals focused on student success, agree on metrics, report results, and hold partners accountable for performance.