Category: Access

State of the South 2018

The following content was published and distributed by MDC, a nonprofit based in Durham, North Carolina, with its mission to help communities, organizations, and leaders close the gaps that separate people from opportunity. To read the full report, visit .   State of the South: Recovering Our Courage To fuel their economies, Southern states now rely heavily on imported talent. In every state in the region, born-out-of-state newcomers exceed born-in-state... Read More
Posted by Courtney Lange at Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Springboard to Children's College Savings Accounts

Springboard to Opportunities is partnering with Hope Enterprise Corporation Hope Credit Union, and Woodward Hines to host the 3rd Annual Run for Our Community 5K on Saturday, April 22, 2017 . The race is set to kick off at 9:00 am at Dawson Elementary School with registration beginning at 8:00 am. The money raised by the event will serve as seed money to create children's college saving's account for youth in the Springboard communities. WHEF supports Springboard and the creation of... Read More
Posted by Courtney Lange at Monday, April 9, 2018

WHEF Get2College Program Receives MAPE Governor's Award

Eight Mississippi public high schools and the Woodward Hines Education Foundation's (WHEF) flagship program, Get2College , have been selected for a 2018 Governor’s Award for Outstanding School-Community Partnership by the Mississippi Association of Partners in Education (MAPE). MAPE will host a luncheon on Feb. 27 at the Hilton of Jackson. “Research shows that that community-school partnerships help break down barriers that hold students back from enrolling in and... Read More
Posted by Courtney Lange at Friday, February 23, 2018

WHEF Funds Transformative Student Success for Two Mississippi Community Colleges

Mississippi’s Woodward Hines Education Foundation (WHEF) and Achieving the Dream (ATD), a national nonprofit focused on increasing community college student success, have announced a new partnership that will enable two Mississippi community colleges to join the Achieving the Dream . Specifically, WHEF has awarded a four-year grant of $900,000 to ATD to enable two Mississippi colleges to join its premier national reform network to advance student success. As part of the ATD... Read More
Posted by Courtney Lange at Friday, February 16, 2018

The Kresge Foundation Awards Get2College and WHEF

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 FAFSA completion rates by at least five percent for the graduating high school class of 2017. Get2College received $55,000 of the total grant and exceeded its... Read More
Posted by Courtney Lange at Thursday, September 21, 2017

National College Access Network Highlights Get2College Program

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 Collaboration for FAFSA Completion   By  Courtney Argenti , Graduate Policy Intern  NCAN member ... Read More
Posted by Courtney Lange at Friday, June 2, 2017

Get2College Helping Boost FAFSA Completion Rate

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 and financial aid throughout Mississippi, has helped boost the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion rate among seniors in... Read More
Posted by Courtney Lange at Tuesday, May 24, 2016