What We Do

R18CC serves Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia. The Center provides high-quality intensive capacity-building services to State clients and recipients to identify, implement, and sustain effective evidence-based practices that support improved educator and student outcomes.


R18CC employs innovative strategies to provide responsive and effective technical assistance that builds SEA capacity to:


– Implement approved ESEA consolidated state plans

– Implement and scale evidence-based programs, practices, and interventions 

– Address corrective actions from audit findings and monitoring

– Identify trends, best practices, and cost-effective strategies


Strategy 1 – Ensure Commitment of Chief State School Officers & Regional Stakeholders

Strategy 2 – Deliver Relevant Research & Capacity Building Expertise

Strategy 3 – Build Capacity for Needs Assessment, Evaluation & Continuous Improvement

Strategy 4 – Promote Partnerships & Collaboration

ᜃᜓᜅ᜔ ᜑᜒᜈ᜔ᜇᜒ ᜋᜀᜌᜓᜐ᜔/ ᜀᜌᜓᜐᜒᜈ᜔ ᜈᜆᜒᜈ᜔᜶Kung hindi maayos, ayusin natin—this Tagalog kasabihan ‘proverb/saying’ is from my father, and it means “If it’s not right, let’s fix it together.” These words have served as my own personal and professional mantra in many different contexts, including the work of the Region 18 Comprehensive Center. We strive to collaboratively build the capacity of our colleagues throughout the Pacific region not only to address the barriers to quality education, but also to continue to cultivate the strengths of the communities whom we serve.

–Emerson Odango, Co-Director Region 18 Comprehensive Center

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