Higher Education

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Program to Support First Generation College Students Receives $165,000 from Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

HARTFORD, CT -- Mmore than 200 first-generation students from Hartford, Bloomfield and East Hartford will receive support to help them not only get accepted into college, but to continue on and graduate, thanks to a three-year, $165,000 grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education for its Career Beginnings Bridge program.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Nellie Mae Education Foundation Unveils New Strategy

QUINCY, MA -- The Foundation has set into motion a plan that aims to reshape public education to reach an aggressive benchmark: at least 80% college and career readiness for every subgroup and New England as a whole by 2030. Over the next five years, Nellie Mae will increase its capacity and rapidly accelerate its work to meet this ambitious goal. The Foundation is investing $200 million dollars, a 60% increase above its current policy allowances, to dramatically improve educational results for New England’s learners and communities.