Running Start for Careers (RSFC) is a program designed to give students direct entry to industry-developed and industry-taught curriculum in career development areas during their junior and senior year.
The program is a coordinated public/private effort to decrease New Mexico’s high school drop-out rate while creating and integrated system critical to our state’s sustainable economic success.
Currently, all the RSFC classes are full and class schedules are expanding to meet the need of more students who are interested in participating.
Local industry leaders have come together to create curricula that will inspire students to consider heading straight into careers instead of jumping from job to job after graduation.
Recently, RSFC had program students in the film class create a 30 second promotion video for Running Start. Students were asked to include all classes in the clip. Check out the clip!
RSFC received a special AmeriCorps Mayor/Governor Initiative Award. A very competitive process through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), CNCS seeks to prioritize the investment of national resources in economic opportunity and education, and focuses on programs that improve academic outcomes for youth and young adults. This is a multi year award that provides AmeriCorps members at the schools and RSFC sites to encourage students, especially those on the verge of dropping out, or facing educational or other barriers, so they can succeed in graduating high school and ultimately be successful in college or career.
To learn more about RSFC, contact Carol Biondi, Executive Director, at 505-379-5616 or email Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org