Gates Foundation

November 2015

135 people from 32 Yes We Must member schools met to create collaborative approaches to better serve low-income students.

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New Program

New YWM Student Exchange Program

This program offers students from member institutions the opportunity to expand their horizons through semester and summer exchanges.

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Yes

Goals

  • Contribute to the attainment
    of the 2020 national goal to increase the number of students achieving college degrees.
  • Be a national voice to advocate for students from low-income backgrounds and the role of institutions and organizations that effectively serve them.
  • Work to improve graduation rates for low-income students.


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Members

The Yes We Must Coalition brings together private colleges and universities and affiliated organizations and individuals who are committed to access to higher education and success through to graduation for low income/1st generation students. 

If you are a supporter of greater equity in higher education, of improving college graduation rates for underrepresented students, and of collaborative processes that reduce college costs and increase student success, please join us.

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Must

Collaboration

Income inequality among Americans has widened dramatically over the past three decades, and the correlation between the income level of one’s family and the level of education achieved flies in the face of the American dream. 

It is time for colleges to look beyond their individual campuses and act boldly to clarify and create new measurements, practices, systems, and structures to better serve the needs of our country and our global community. It is time for new thinking, and it is time for new voices to be heard.

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