College opportunity for all
The growing college degree divide
We believe a student’s future should be determined solely by their aspirations, motivation and effort, not by their family’s income
Yet nationwide, there’s a widening gap between the aspirations of students from under-represented communities who want to earn a college degree, and the systemic, unfair barriers they face in achieving it.
A college degree is a viable path to economic mobility
When students from under-represented communities earn a bachelor’s degree, especially those who are the first in their family to attend college, they are 24% more likely to be employed and 3.5 times less likely to live in poverty when compared with peers who don’t attend college.*
We offer a full suite of college access and success programs
We partner with high schools, school districts, colleges and universities, community-based organizations, and philanthropic and corporate funders nationwide to deliver a growing suite of evidence-based programs designed to close the degree divide.
Regionally responsive programming is strengthening local communities
Our site-based Core Program is delivered across eight urban-based communities. Through local partnerships with high schools, school districts and colleges, we offer a minimum of six years of evidence-based, near-peer coaching to help students navigate and overcome the most common barriers on their path to earning a degree.