Moving Beyond College Completion
Emma Whitford, Inside Higher Ed
Since its creation in 2000, Lumina Foundation has focused almost entirely on college completion. But the foundation has now added racial justice and equity as a priority.
Lumina announced June 12 that it will provide $625,000 in grants to 19 colleges and universities with the goal of improving race relations on campus. The grants, part of Lumina's recently created Fund for Racial Justice and Equity, will fund efforts such as those at The University of California, Los Angeles. The school is using its grant to support the development of a mobile app that will allow students to crowdsource information about the campus climate in real time.
Another grant recipient, the University of New Mexico, plans to create racial justice and bias strategies that will be integrated into the curriculum.