What’s working and what’s possible to help first-generation students succeed? AWESOME chat featuring Eric Waldo (Executive Director of Michelle Obama's Reach Higher Initiative), Brian Gallagher (CEO, United Way Worldwide), Dell Foundation, Yolanda Norman, Ben Castleman, Joshua Steckel, more!
Add your voice to an August 6 Tweet Chat to identify innovative policies and practices that can improve first gen college success. Exchange insights about what’s working and what’s possible to help first-generation college students succeed in and after college.
A recent Education Week article explored a pilot texting programthat keeps graduating and graduated seniors on track for matriculating in their chosen colleges in the fall after they’ve received their diplomas. Read how the work of Ben Castleman and Lindsay Page helped shape the approach.
A new nonprofit has the potential to profoundly improve educational outcomes including college completion for low-income students and it exists for one simple and powerful purpose: to teach K-12 children to think and write clearly.
We hosted a Google Hangout with two inspiring leaders in the movement to support first-generation college student success. In these clips, Yolanda Norman and Ben Castleman share their thoughts on helping students transitioning from college to the workforce.
SparkAction and Demo’s First to Finish College team spoke with several experts working with first gens to discuss what they felt was critical to ensure a student’s success—both before and after graduation