Strada collaborates with students, policymakers, educators, and employers across the U.S. to strengthen the link between education and opportunity.
We prioritize policies, practices, and programs that help ensure postsecondary education provides equitable pathways to opportunity.
We advance our mission through research, grantmaking, social impact investments, public policy solutions, Strada-supported nonprofit organizations, and strategic initiatives.
Through the Strada HBCU Initiative, we collaborate with historically Black colleges and universities to develop the next generation of leaders.
How did the Strada HBCU Initiative get its start? It began on the campuses themselves. In 2021 Strada met with leaders of more than 30 historically Black colleges and universities and asked: How can we help you do more of what you already do so well? How can we 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 since its inception — to amplify and support the existing work of these anchor institutions.
Today 50 colleges and universities are part of this effort, and together, we’re experiencing what happens when those closest to students make decisions about how to best support them. The Strada HBCU Initiative has provided resources where they matter most: through scholarships, stipends for internships, support for studying abroad, and other leadership development opportunities that influence the lives of students.
These 50 colleges and universities partner with us in the Strada HBCU Initiative.
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.
Initiative designed to support aspiring leaders at HBCUs through scholarships, work-based learning opportunities, expands to 50 schools
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Sophomore engineering ‘rock star’ learns to become a leader while following in the HBCU grad footsteps of his parents and brother.
As a natural leader, student embraces opportunities to work in her field and build campus community
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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Strada Education Network has awarded grants to five institutions whose aims align with Strada’s mission of “Completion With a Purpose.”