The odds are still stacked against low-income college students; here are some ways to expand the possibilities
This fall, 1.2 million low-income or first-generation students started college. For most of their lives, they’ve been told that a college degree will set them on a path to economic mobility, and they have arrived on their campuses filled with a sense of possibility. Unfortunately, the odds for low-income students are still stacked against them.
Braven’s Founder & CEO Aimée Eubanks Davis was selected by the Obama Foundation to join the second ever Fellows class in 2019!
Salesforce.org Announces Major Education Cloud Updates, Invests $1.75 Million in College-Ready Nonprofit Organizations
Salesforce.org has announced a new data architecture to support lifelong learning, new capabilities for its Education Cloud, and more.
Braven Fellows who graduate from their university-embedded program are outpacing their peers by 23 percentage points in national job attainment.
The McNulty Foundation announced the inaugural recipients of the McNulty Prize Catalyst Fund, a new fund at the Aspen Institute to support innovative social ventures at vital inflection points. A total of $110,000 will be granted to six organizations around the world that have proven results and show great potential for further impact. Each is led by an Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) Fellow using their entrepreneurial spirit and expertise to address critical global problems.
Braven’s mission is to empower untapped and underrepresented college students with the skills, confidence, networks, and experiences they need to put their education to work. This is possible only if we know exactly what is working. To that end, we’re eager to share our 2017-2018 Annual Impact Report.
Aimee Eubanks Davis, Braven’s Founder and CEO, made Essence’s 50 Black Women Founders to Watch List. “If you want to know what it really takes to launch, run and grow a business, just watch Black women work”.
Braven’s mission is to empower untapped and underrepresented college students with the skills, confidence, networks, and experiences they need to put their education to work. This is possible only if we know exactly what is working. To that end, we’re eager to share our 2016-2017 Braven Impact Report.
In his new book, You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Education, author George Anders tells the story of Braven Rutgers-Newark Fellow Dyllan and Leadership Coach Josmar to illustrate the transformational nature of built-in career support for first-generation college students.
By: Aimée Eubanks Davis, New England Journal of Higher Education
Kaitlyn Iglesias is entering her senior year at Rutgers University-Newark ready to launch her career. She had internships at Ernst & Young in New York this summer and last. She is finishing up a degree in accounting and management information systems and is a member of Women BUILD (Business Undergraduates in Leadership Development). She’s beginning the semester with an offer from Ernst & Young in hand.