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Critical Communities & Institutions Initiatives
Redefining Access for the 21st-Century Student
This IHEP initiative reinvigorates the dialogue on college access in the U.S. to develop a roadmap for aligning research, policy, and practice. Be sure to view the initiative's feature documentary film and accompanying report.
BEAMS fostered data-driven projects to facilitate minority students’ participation and success in higher education.
Global Policy Fellows Program
IHEP Global Policy Fellows shared ideas, tools, and techniques to develop higher education policy models in their own countries.
Minority-Serving Institutions-Models of Success Program
The Lumina MSI-Models of Success program worked with more than 25 minority-serving institutions to improve and document increased post-secondary attainment.
IHEP Summer Academies gathered college and university teams to create and refine comprehensive action plans for institutional change.
Symposium on Financial Literacy and College Success at Minority-Serving Institutions
The symposia brought together minority-serving institutions to help address student and institutional financial needs.
Walmart Minority Student Success Initiative
Thirty institutions were provided capacity-building grants to implement strategic practices to help first-generation students of color achieve academic success.
Sixty-one participating colleges (in nine states) joined forces to locate qualified students who never received an associate's degree and to award those degrees retroactively. This effort also identified former students who were no more than nine to 12 credits short of an associate’s degree and...