OCCRL is a team of researchers who study policies, programs, and practices designed to enhance outcomes for diverse youth and adults who seek to transition to and through college to employment. Spanning the P-20 education continuum, our research examines educational pathways that lead diverse learners into and through community colleges. Equity-guided and evidence-based our work is grounded in a conviction to promote social justice and educational equity.

As a member of the OCCRL Network, every couple of weeks you will receive, an OCCRL Network News email highlighting critical topics in education, newly published resources, and upcoming events.

We welcome opportunities to collaborate with and learn from the policy makers, scholars, and practitioners who are part of our OCCRL Network. Comments, questions, observations, suggestions, and other opportunities to collaborate are always welcome. Send these to occrl@illinois.edu.

The OCCRL Team