Bringing Education & Income Equality

to rural communities all across America
GiveBring to Your District

Rural schools educate 20% of America’s students, but the vast majority of education resources and innovation are focused in urban areas.

We start with schools, but we don’t stop there

Collegiate Edu-Nation is a non-profit organization engaging whole communities to reinvigorate education, revitalize local economies, and reimagine what’s possible for rural America. We’re preparing rural communities to connect and thrive in a fast-moving future.

CEN currently serves 21,000 students in 21 independent school districts and growing nationwide.

We plan to expand to 60 districts by 2026.

the CEN student experience…

%

will complete an associate degree by grade 12

%

will complete a bachelor's degree

%

will complete a postgraduate degree or certification

Supporting students, families, districts & communities

to end education and income inequality

Collegiate Edu-Nation

Students & Families

college & career focus

Young people deserve real choices when it comes to where they live and how they work. We prepare students for college and career success, increasing their earning potential and expanding their options.

Collegiate Edu-Nation

Superintendents & teachers

educator development

Small-town educators are passionate about improving outcomes for their students. We help districts access and navigate resources for dual credit programs, work & project-based learning, 1:1 student support, and more.

Collegiate Edu-Nation

Businesses & Communities

educational attainment

We connect talented young people to local industries through place-based research and work-based learning, strengthening the bond between communities and schools and creating new pathways for rural economic growth.

Collegiate Edu-Nation

Our Method

P-20 Model for 21st Century School Transformation

CEN promotes the P-20 Model for 21st Century School Transformation which focuses on heightened college and career aspirations through continuous educational attainment and industry-related certifications. We believe a mindset of high aspirations and high expectations on those fronts leads naturally to lifetimes of happiness, productivity, and success. We take a comprehensive approach to education, engaging whole communities in an effort that continues from the first day of Pre-K to the launch of a meaningful career.

With your help we can equip and empower young people in rural communities

to build a future with more opportunity, prosperity, and impact.

In the News

Graticism

Over the years I've often heard leaders posit the strategy of pairing criticism (usually of employee performance) with doses of gratitude/praise. I think of it as "graticism." The best, and usually the smartest, team members I've worked with recognize this...

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ListenLeverage

Attention spans seem shorter than ever. Droning on is one of the surest ways to lose our audience(s). The best communicators I know engage some very intentional strategies when they have opportunity to speak. They leverage: Connections -- Folks listen best when we are...

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Graticism

Over the years I've often heard leaders posit the strategy of pairing criticism (usually of employee performance) with doses of gratitude/praise. I think of it as "graticism." The best, and usually the smartest, team members I've worked with recognize this...

read more

ListenLeverage

Attention spans seem shorter than ever. Droning on is one of the surest ways to lose our audience(s). The best communicators I know engage some very intentional strategies when they have opportunity to speak. They leverage: Connections -- Folks listen best when we are...

read more

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CEN ANNUAL REPORT

Explore a year of CEN's impactful achievements and innovations in our 2023 Annual Report.

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