Since 2013, UpliftED (previously known as the Central Florida College Access Network) has led the effort to address barriers to college and career access, persistence, and attainment in Central Florida.



UpliftED has adopted the Lumina Foundation Goal 2025, which is committed to increasing the number of adults in our community with a high quality credential or degree to 60% by 2025. Two-thirds of all jobs created during this decade will require post-secondary education and this goal was created to ensure we have a skilled work-force to meet this need. 

The Central Florida College Access Network is determined to make an impact on post-secondary education and talent development. Through collaborative strategies to close the education gap, CFCAN is helping to shape Central Florida’s future workforce. Together, we are stronger. Through collaboration, we cause a greater effect. I encourage you to join in the conversation and become a part of the change in Central Florida education.
— Niurka Ferrer, Valencia College; Chair, Central Florida College Access Network


Working together to increase the number of college degrees and high quality credentials to build a skilled workforce and strong economy. 


Our vision

Central Florida is working together across sectors, aligning goals, and leveraging strengths with a ready and educated talent supply that fosters economic development and elevates the quality of life in our thriving community.