The association for the state’s 22 public community colleges seeks to enhance student performance. Part of the national “Credit When It’s Due” initiative, this two-year grant funds the development of a credit-tracking and notification structure for a statewide reverse transfer program, which awards associate degrees to eligible students who transferred from community colleges to four-year institutions without first receiving the two-year credential.
The organization provides minority and low-income Los Angeles high school students with the information and assistance they need to apply for college financial aid. Assistance from this two-year grant enables the organization to drive the implementation of education reforms aimed at improving graduation rates in Southern California’s community colleges and to strengthen programmatic connections between education and business.
The association provides coordination, professional development and legislative advocacy for the 50 public community college districts in Texas. This three-year grant funds the launch of the Texas Success Center, a statewide hub to coordinate efforts to increase college success and accelerate degree completion.
Over the past 50 years, the national organization has awarded nearly $3 billion to 2 million students through its scholarship programs and services. Assisted by this two-year grant, Scholarship America is developing and implementing a new business model for the Dreamkeepers Emergency Financial Assistance Program, which helps community college students overcome financial emergencies and stay enrolled in school.
The organization opens the door to higher education for low-income, underserved youth, breaks down barriers that hinder first-generation and at-risk students from entering college and provides support that empowers them to succeed. This three-year grant funds the growth and replication of OPFC’S Pathways to College Graduation Project at three sites in New York state.
Dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities, the national membership organization works in partnership with the 49 state municipal leagues and serves as a resource and advocate for more than 19,000 cities. This two-year grant enables NLC to improve the effectiveness and impact of strategic partnerships among municipal leaders, statewide college access networks and other stakeholders dedicated to increasing college completion rates in select cities.
Morehouse is among the nation’s most prominent and influential historically black colleges. This grant supports the new administration’s efforts to strengthen the college’s financial underpinnings, improve its operations and lay out a trajectory for long-term sustainability and success.
The network seeks to increase college readiness, participation and completion rates in Michigan, particularly among low-income, first-generation and minority students. This two-year grant advances its core programs, public awareness campaigns and professional development opportunities.
The education and social policy research organizationcombines research and experience to improve the lives of low-income individuals and influence public policy and practice. This grant supports MDRC’s efforts to scale Aid Like a Paycheck, an innovative approach for distributing Pell Grants and federal aid as biweekly rather than lump-sum payments to help students better manage their finances, balance school and work commitments and achieve their academic goals.
The program builds mentoring relationships that empower students from low-income communities to develop strong personal relationships, nurture college aspirations, navigate the college application process and build critical skills that lead to college success. Funding from this two-year grant allows iMentor to launch a national partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and expand its program to four new cities.