In June of 2016, the Kresge Foundation issued a $1.6 million national challenge grant to strengthen urban higher education ecosystems by raising FAFSA completion rates among high school seniors in cities across the country. Jackson was one of only 22 cities in the country to receive the grant, which challenged those cities to increase FAF [...]

Investments in “middle-skill” jobs can open powerful paths to prosperity This article is from the Summer 2016 issue of Philanthropy magazine, a publication of The Philanthropy Roundtable. View the full article on Philanthropy Roundtable, here. What kind of education does it take to obtain a middle-class wage in America today? The [...]

The National College Access Network (NCAN) recently featured Get2College (G2CX) in its blog, highlighting the G2C's new effort to scale its efforts by partnering with community colleges to increase FAFSA completions statewide. The full text of the blog post is posted below or can be viewed on NCAN's blog here. Get2College's Community [...]

Get2College Helping Boost FAFSA Completion Rate in Jackson Public School District FAFSA Completion Rate Has Increased by 15 Percent through Activities Funded by a Grant from the Kresge Foundation and National College Access Network JACKSON, MS. – Get2College, a program that provides counseling and support services on college admission [...]

Woodward Hines Education Foundation Broadens through Recent New Hires and Internal Restructuring JACKSON, MS. – The Woodward Hines Education Foundation (WHEF), formerly the Education Services Foundation, recently announced two internal promotions and three new hires. The infusion of new talent and internal reorganizing will support the [...]