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.
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.
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Initiative designed to support aspiring leaders at HBCUs through scholarships, work-based learning opportunities, expands to 50 schools
Delaware State sophomore accounting major eyes and a different career path after viewing a wealth of options.
With a passion for writing and teaching, student seeks ways to teach while she’s still learning
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
XULA President Reynold Verret on How His HBCU Helps Students Succeed
Strada Education Network has awarded grants to five institutions whose aims align with Strada’s mission of “Completion With a Purpose.”