Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

College Promise Programs and Lower-Income Students: Design, Implementation, and Impact, May 29

Posted on April 30, 2019

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Community Development and Regional Outreach Department and the University of Pennsylvania’s Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy (Penn AHEAD) invite you to College Promise Programs and Lower-Income Students: Design, Implementation, and Impact. The event, to be held on Wednesday, May 29, will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m. There is a detailed agenda available here.

Participants will discuss the recent proliferation of college promise programs and summarize research on the effectiveness of promise programs for increasing college access and success for lower-income or first-generation students. Researchers, practitioners, and students will also discuss best practices for designing college promise programs to maximize these outcomes. Finally, participants will learn about the partnerships critical to creating sustainable programs.

This event builds on research conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on a last-dollar financial aid program offered to low- and moderate-income students by Rutgers University–Camden. It also draws from Improving Research-Based Knowledge of College Promise Programs, a forthcoming book coedited by Edward Smith and Penn AHEAD’s Laura Perna, both of whom are included on the agenda.

We encourage you to share this invitation with colleagues who may also be interested in the event at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, 10 Independence Mall, West; 7th Street Entrance, Philadelphia 19106. The cost of attending the event is $15, payable upon registration.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Nathaniel Borek at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia at Nathaniel.Borek@phil.frb.org or 215-574-6458.


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