1 in 6 people in NYC (1.4 million) rely on daily emergency food. (Source: Robin Hood Foundation)


  • Announcing the LEDA Career Network
    August 9, 2017

    LEDA is proud to announce the launch of a new initiative, the LEDA Career Network. Made possible by the visionary support of the Gerstner Family Foundation, this new initiative will kick-off this week with the inaugural LEDA Career Institute, a four-day program serving 160 high-achieving, low-income students from 50 top colleges who have been selected as LEDA Career Fellows.

    Read more at ledascholars.org
  • At College, a Guided Path on Which to Find Oneself
    March 30, 2017

    Colleges use different parts of the strategy and give it different names, although it often goes by “guided pathways.” The underlying idea is to give students firm guidance in choosing the right courses, along with structured, clear course sequences that lead to graduation. Colleges also monitor students’ progress closely and intervene when they go off track.

    Read more at nytimes.com
  • College Is the Goal. The Problem? Getting There.
    March 28, 2017

    College is the great leveler of American life, and the great divider, too. College graduates typically earn more money, are more satisfied with their jobs and are less likely to be on public assistance than people with only high school degrees. Students understand this; the aspiration to go to college is now almost universal. Getting there, though, is another matter.

    Read more at nytimes.com