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Community Supports Boost College Success

In a welcome addition to the growing research on postsecondary access and persistence, a new study shines a light on an underused set of resources for students: formal and informal supports provided by community organizations.
Information Update
February 15, 2012
The study looks at efforts in Austin, Texas, to demonstrate that active involvement in college planning is a powerful "gap-closer" for low-income youth, and that community organizations can be key partners in the college access equation.

Read a brief summary of the study and the initiatives that leaders in Austin (a Ready by 21 community) have developed to boost college access and persistence.