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Crimsonbridge partners with Center for First-generation Student Success to understand college-to-career pathways of first-generation students

Washington, DC – In January 2021, the Crimsonbridge Foundation partnered with the Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA and The Suder Foundation, to deepen the knowledge and understanding of college-to-career pathways of first-generation students.

The findings of this project will fill an existing gap in the data on career preparation, pathways, and outcomes for first-generation students. Crimsonbridge hopes the findings of this project will help advance student success and the work of its college success community partners.

“So many organizations, including our partners, are hungry for national benchmarks on career outcomes for first-generation college students,” said Danielle M. Reyes, Executive Director of the Crimsonbridge Foundation. “The research and development of this practical guide will be an invaluable resource for student affairs professionals at community colleges, universities, and nonprofits.”

Read the full press release: https://firstgen.naspa.org/files/dmfile/Crimsonbridge-press-release-FINAL.pdf

Learn more about Crimsonbridge Foundation’s college success work.

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Latinos’ Degree Completion Has Increased but Acceleration Is Still Needed to Close Equity Gaps

Washington, D.C. –  On August 12, 2020, community partner, Excelencia in Education, released new research and benchmarks to close equity gaps in Latino education attainment and to ensure Latino student success in higher education. Latinos make up nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population. This number is projected to increase in the coming years. If the U.S. is to have a competitive workforce and robust civic body, increasing college completion rates for Latinos is critical.

Danielle M. Reyes, Executive Director of the Crimsonbridge Foundation, shared that Crimsonbridge supported this analysis because it, “provides valuable data and resources, and creates the opportunity for funders, policy makers, and higher education leaders to take action towards increasing and supporting college student success.”

The research analyzed the top Latino enrolling and graduating institutions at the national and state level (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico).  Excelencia has been analyzing and releasing information on Latino college completion rates since 2009. They are excited to break down the data to assess results from two- and four-year institutions separately for the first time this year.

In addition to making the research available for free online, Excelencia will host a webinar on September 2, 2020 to discuss the implications of the research and to share a tactical plan for institutions to close the equity gap in education attainment and reach the goal of Latinos earning 6.2 million degrees by 2030. To register, click here.

Read the full article: Latinos’ Degree Completion Has Increased but Acceleration Is Still Needed to Close Equity Gaps

Read the Latino College Completion US-National Fact Sheet. For the complete findings, click here.

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