BEST WISHES to the Class of 2023!
BEST WISHES to the Class of 2023!
In today’s economy, employers’ demand for an educated workforce is steadily rising. Policymakers, education leaders, and communities across the country recognize the need to improve college attendance and success, but are constrained by tight budgets. Meanwhile students themselves face mounting college costs, and financial aid has not been able to keep pace.
Educapital Foundation provides opportunity for financially needy post-secondary students nationwide - without regard to race or religion - by offering scholarships to better, safer and values-based independent schools that help students to reach their full potential.
In 2013, Educapital Foundation was begun by two visionaries with an inspired idea: that it is possible to materially and permanently improve the lives of the poorest of inner-city students nationwide, by providing them with access to capital, and the superior and safer option of values-based schools.
Since that time, Educapital has provided thousands of scholarships for many of the most financially disadvantaged students, enabling them to attend accredited state and trade schools. These students have gone on to have productive careers, positively impacting their families and their communities. These remarkable results have been made possible through the support of many companies, schools, and individuals also seeking to make a difference in the lives of inner-city students.
MDRC researcher Lashawn Richburg-Hayes summarizes promising findings about performance-based scholarships that boosted academic achievement and retention rates at two New Orleans-area community colleges.
Educapital’s solution works so well because our donors hold a deep belief in common with the families they help. They believe a high-quality, values-based education will be life changing for the students. Donors understand that the only thing preventing these students from achieving their educational goals is their families’ financial circumstances.
Whether the partner schools are vocational, community, or state colleges and universities, donors are assured these schools will not only provide an excellent academic structure but build character and instill positive values. The students thrive in these safe environments where they are surrounded by positive peer groups.
Many schools in low income areas offer sub-par education and have high drop-out rates. Drug use and violence are common. The environment is not conducive for learning. Academic standards are often lowered. Even with typically reduced graduation requirements, high school graduation rates are low.
Performance-based scholarship programs provide students with financial incentives to remain in college, often targeting low-income young adults. Scholarships are provided when students fulfill certain academic benchmarks such as maintaining a 3.0 GPA or enrolling in college. There are no initial academic requirements for the receipt of pe
Performance-based scholarship programs provide students with financial incentives to remain in college, often targeting low-income young adults. Scholarships are provided when students fulfill certain academic benchmarks such as maintaining a 3.0 GPA or enrolling in college. There are no initial academic requirements for the receipt of performance-based aid. Students usually receive their aid in bi-weekly or monthly or installments over one or more terms.
Provides students in underserved schools with performance-based financial support throughout the duration of their program. Donors and school partners can fund an individual program, a school, or entire district with critically-needed financial resources.
Provides financial support to students affected by natural disasters. Educapital works with local authorities, schools, and sponsors to help students return to their routines with the resources they need to continue their education.
Connects corporate donors, schools, individual and family offices across the country to help distribute much-needed funding to local under-resourced students in schools with a high percentage of drop out rates.
Since its inception in 2013, Educapital has changed the lives of thousands of students. Today we have funded over 6,000 scholarships.
Many of our schools achieve a 100% graduation rate and go on to accomplish career and life success, beginning careers, and ultimately giving back to their communities both financially and as role models for the next generation.
Educapital Foundation, INC. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (EIN is 88-0914133). Your donation to Educapital Foundation is tax deductible as a charitable contribution to the fullest extent allowed by law.
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