How to help low-income students hold their own on the job market

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Braven is focused on helping students from humble beginnings acquire the social capital that can help them hold their own in the job market. Read more about the Braven model and its results in this Chronicle of Higher Education piece by Goldie Blumenstyk.

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2020 Jobs Report: Proving What’s Possible

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Braven released its 2020 Jobs Report today, and our biggest graduating class of Fellows are on the path to attaining the American Promise. In 2019, nearly 340 Braven Fellows graduated from college, more than doubling the number of Braven graduates who are now working professionals. This new class of graduates is outpacing their peers nationally in strong job attainment […]

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Braven is Bullish on Careers for Bronx College Students

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To launch a career, often it’s about getting that first job. Braven, an organization that will start to serve 150 Lehman students at the end of January and has plans to reach hundreds more in other CUNY institutions, is committed to helping college students transform their lives by teaching them the necessary skills to land that strong first job.

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The odds are still stacked against low-income college students; here are some ways to expand the possibilities

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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.

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Braven’s Founder and CEO Selected for Obama Foundation Fellowship

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Braven’s Founder & CEO Aimée Eubanks Davis was selected by the Obama Foundation to join the second ever Fellows class in 2019!

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Salesforce.org Announces Major Education Cloud Updates, Invests $1.75 Million in College-Ready Nonprofit Organizations

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Salesforce.org has announced a new data architecture to support lifelong learning, new capabilities for its Education Cloud, and more.

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Braven-Newark Fellows Outpace Peers in Quality Economic Opportunity Attainment for Second Year in a Row

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Fellows graduating from their university-embedded program at Rutgers University-Newark are outpacing their peers by 30% in economic opportunity attainment.

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For the third year in a row, Braven Fellows are outpacing national job attainment rates

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Braven Fellows who graduate from their university-embedded program are outpacing their peers by 23 percentage points in national job attainment.

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Braven recognized as an Inaugural McNulty Prize Catalyst Fund recipient

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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.

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2017-2018 IMPACT REPORT

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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.

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