Making Waves Foundation
CAP College Success Institute – May 20-21
Making Waves Foundation event: Nationally, only 11 percent of low-income students graduate from college by age 24. This is not enough. This May 20-21, the CAP College Success Institute will convene education professionals from across the country in the San Francisco Bay Area to discuss how to improve college success for low-income students. Speakers include Paul Tough (author of the New York Times bestseller “How Children Succeed”), Khristina Gonzalez (director of programs for access and inclusion at Princeton University), and Jaimie Casap (Google’s chief education evangelist).
- Understanding the challenges faced by low-income and first-generation college students
- Leveraging technology solutions such as data management, analysis, and direct tools
- Financing an education with financial aid, debt reduction, and scholarships
- Best practices in direct service intervention, including coaching
The College Success Institute is hosted by CAP, which supports nearly 600 students through the successful completion of their college degrees, as quickly and with as little debt as possible. While nationally just 11% of low-income students have a college degree by age 24 (or six years), 86% of CAP students are on track to graduate in six years. CAP is a program of Making Waves Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.
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