For lack of a $25 bus ticket, Giovanni Harvey's college career was nearly derailed. For many young people, the challenge is painfully familiar.
Some colleges and nonprofit organizations are recognizing these hidden obstacles and finding creative ways to clear the path. Their efforts offer a template for other institutions looking to attract low-income students, serve them, and help them succeed.
Just a quarter of Colorado’s Hispanic population has a college degree or credential. Large gaps also exist for Black and Native American communities compared with white residents.
State planners hope federal money will help them supercharge efforts to get more individuals the education needed to qualify for good-paying jobs. But they also believe it will take more than a one-time infusion of funds to make a sustained difference.
It’s been a little over a year since philanthropist MacKenzie Scott announced that she had added nearly three dozen colleges—many of them historically Black—to the previously short list of institutions upon which she planned to bestow billions from her fortune.
Dramatic transformations have since taken place at these schools. And it reveals what can happen when chronically underfunded and typically overlooked institutions get access to large, unrestricted gifts.
Even though more than half of the undergraduate enrollment at the University of Texas at San Antonio is Hispanic, just 17 percent of Latino adults in San Antonio have a bachelor’s degree. The largest population is the least likely to have a college degree.
This podcast explores San Antonio’s long-standing educational inequities—and why the standard way of measuring and supporting student success isn’t working.
Instead of planning for college, many students are still scrambling to catch up academically after months of struggling to learn online. Some can’t shake that feeling of instability. Others are taking on adult responsibilities. And anxiety is all around.