Our Goal: Overcoming Barriers To Graduation

Getting Students To And Through College

The 3 Ways We Fund

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1
Exploration
Grants

Identifying best
practices

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2
Validation
Grants

Confirming
promising ideas

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3
Scaling
Grants

Expanding the
reach

In all we do, a focus on college preparation and success

Students who are ready to face the academic, financial and personal challenges of college are most likely to graduate.
So this is our mission.

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December 10, 2015

Dash Emergency Grants

Preventing financial setbacks from derailing graduation

News & Updates

October 8, 2015

Career Ready Internship

Record $12 million in grants will create 7,000 paid internships

News & Updates

October 01, 2015

Honors For Great Lakes CEO

Richard D. George Joins College Promise Advisory Board

News & Updates

August 13, 2015

The Degree Project

Scholarships make good on promise to 400 Milwaukee grads

News & Updates

ASAP Replication Demonstration

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Single
Stop

Connecting low-income students to billions in aid

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Our Commitment Since 1967

Improving education access and completion

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Funding
History

Where and how we invest to promote postsecondary education

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OHIO LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

Improving community college outcomes

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Survey
Says...

Grantees share feedback on
Great Lakes

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MULTIPLE MEASURES

Taking student placement beyond test scores

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Since 1967

We've been dedicated to making college education
a reality for nearly 50 years.