Financial Emergencies Can Be Catastrophic for Low-Income Students. A Start-Up Wants to Help.
Goldie Blumenstyk, The Chronicle of Higher Education
David Helene believes that lack of money for financial emergencies shouldn’t be the reason students fail to graduate from college. Helene is the founder of Edquity, which leverages technology to promote students’ financial success.
On Tuesday, the Brooklyn-based company named Sara Goldrick-Rab, a well-known scholar-activist working to make college more affordable and equitable, as its chief strategy officer for emergency aid. She will help the fledgling company apply its tech-driven services in ways that enable colleges to better manage and allocate emergency aid to the students most in need.