These anchor institutions provide critical platforms for the educational and economic advancement of their students.
Historically Black colleges and universities are a significant driver of degree attainment and economic mobility, especially for students of color and those from low-income families, and Strada wants to play a role in supporting that success and broadening its reach and impact.
HBCUs have a proven record of removing barriers to degree completion and postgraduate success and have the potential to produce more high-earning graduates, to develop more entrepreneurs, and to decrease student debt. The positive effects of earning a degree from an HBCU extend into graduates’ lives long after graduation: HBCU graduates report higher levels of well-being, including measures of purpose, social well-being, financial well-being, and engagement at work.
The Strada HBCU Initiative seeks to build upon what HBCUs already do: invest in leaders of the future and position them to change the world.
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.
Do you represent an HBCU institution? Join us and extend your HBCU’s success as a driver of degree attainment and economic mobility.
$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
XULA President Reynold Verret on How His HBCU Helps Students Succeed
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.”