For low-income, first-generation students to make it to and through college, we know many pieces must fall into place. Support during the application process, access to financial aid information, and on-campus support are all essential for a student’s success. But what if maximizing support for students in college meant instilling skills for success in high school?
For first-generation students, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to college success. From mentorship to financial aid, there are a multitude of supports that contribute to the success of students getting to – and through – college.
This blog is part of a series that highlights the work of our partners.You can find the whole series here. At the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, we know this to be true: With the proper support, children and youth have a much better chance of achieving their goals and becoming successful adults. While the path … Continued
As the cost of living continues to climb in Central Texas, many have been asking this question: How do we begin to close the opportunity gap? Since 1990, Foundation Communities has been providing families, veterans, seniors and disabled individuals with affordable housing and free on-site support services.
For the last 13 years, Mission Capital (formerly Mission Capital for Nonprofit Success) has been equipping Central Texas nonprofits with the knowledge and tools they need to be more effective. Through trusted relationships and in-depth consulting across many types of local nonprofits, Mission Capital works to improve the social sector by guiding existing nonprofits to achieve their greatest potential.
The mission of LEAD Public Schools is to support, educate and train the next generation of responsible citizens. Helping them realize their potential takes good, hard work on the part of the school, the teachers and the students. And it must be done with fidelity.
Improving the health of our youngest generation: This is the issue Marathon Kids, an Austin-grown nonprofit, has been tackling for the last 20 years. By promoting daily exercise, along with a healthy and nutritious diet, the organization works to boost confidence and health by putting younger generations on the path to a lifetime of fitness.
Students in low-performing schools are in desperate need of high-quality talent. How do we solve the problem of finding and retaining great people to lead these schools?
India’s states can play a strong leadership role in scaling skill development. The process will require collaboration between states and central government.
By using smart design, the process behind school choice and school enrollment has become more transparent, efficient and equitable for students.