Postsecondary education and workforce training are the surest paths to a satisfying, family-supporting career. Unfortunately, the very groups that could benefit the most from these opportunities have historically been underrepresented, and learners who do have access are less likely than their peers to complete their program and gain a valuable credential.
Some challenges cannot be overcome by personal grit alone. That’s why our philanthropy addresses the persistent barriers that stand in the way of success for learners from low-income backgrounds. All of our grantmaking is driven by the same essential goal: Helping more students from low-income backgrounds—especially first generation students, rural community members, veterans, students of color and incarcerated adults—reap the benefits of postsecondary access and increased social mobility.