Expanding opportunities in America’s cities

Civic Nation

Washington, D.C.
$250,000

Awarded

Awarded:
2016

Civic Nation uses organizing, engagement and public awareness to address social challenges and promote policies to address them. This two-year grant will enable the college access-focused wing of Civic Nation, Reach Higher, to use its Better Make Room campaign to reach more first-generation students with messages about the importance of enrolling and succeeding in college, and raise visibility about the public financial aid resources that can help them achieve their goals. Better Make Room, led by First Lady Michelle Obama, will use its brand and celebrities to connect with youth nationally and will track and analyze the most effective methods and messages for reaching students and having them apply for financial aid and college. 

Area Served

Area Served:
Washington, D.C.