Working with HBCUs helps more students achieve better outcomes for themselves, their families, and their communities.
To build the Strada HBCU Initiative, in 2021 we met with leaders of more than 30 historically Black colleges and universities and asked: How could this work recognize HBCUs as a significant driver of degree attainment and economic mobility — and not only support that success, but extend it?
From those conversations emerged the Strada HBCU Initiative, a $25 million investment — Strada’s largest investment since its inception — to amplify and support the existing work of these anchor institutions in the Black community. The initiative builds on Strada’s long-standing practice of collaborating with HBCUs to help more students achieve better outcomes.
The core components of the HBCU Initiative were shaped and defined under the guidance of the HBCU Advisory Council of current and former HBCU presidents and chancellors.
The Strada HBCU Initiative’s first offering, Strada Scholars, is available to all HBCUs and is launching with more than two dozen inaugural institutions during the 2021-22 academic year.
Partnering with HBCUs helps more students achieve better outcomes for themselves, their families, and their communities.
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Strada Scholars are changemakers who aim to make significant contributions on campus, within the community, and in their future careers.
Interested in knowing more about the Strada HBCU Initiative? Reach out to learn more about HBCUs’ success as drivers of degree attainment and economic mobility.
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Two centuries after the first historically Black colleges and universities were founded, the 101 accredited HBCUs in operation today continue to deliver on their legacy of expanding educational opportunity for Black students that leads to successful and fulfilling lives.
$25 million grant from Strada Education Network taps the collective experience and insights of HBCU leaders to scale experiential learning and leadership development within the college experience
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Historically, the path to a college degree and upward mobility for Black students usually led through a Black college or university.
Strada Education Network has awarded grants to five institutions whose aims align with Strada’s mission of “Completion With a Purpose.”