USA Funds® awards grants every year to qualified nonprofit organizations to expand programs that help disadvantaged students prepare for, enroll in and complete college. These organizations are selected based on their alignment with our mission: enhancing postsecondary education preparedness, access and success.
The Links, Incorporated
Four organizations, including one of the nation’s largest volunteer service organizations of professional women, are working with the community colleges and HBCUs in hopes of building strong ties between the schools and enhancing college completion rates.
Using a $395,000 grant from USA Funds® and additional funding from Lumina Foundation for Education, The Links, Incorporated, is leading an effort to achieve the following goals:
- To increase the graduation rate of community college students.
- To increase the number of community college students who transfer to HBCUs.
- To encourage greater collaboration among community colleges and HBCUs.
- To increase the enrollment at selected HBCUs and to increase the graduation rate of students at HBCUs.
To learn more about this initiative, view USA Funds Education Partnerships newsletter.