Only 30% of about 1.3 million low-income or first-generation college students who enroll each year will graduate and secure a strong first job or enter graduate school. That's more than 900,000 students every single year who aren't on the path to the American promise.
Creating economic mobility and equity in opportunity for underrepresented young adults requires innovative approaches. That is why one of our partners, Braven empowers promising, underrepresented young people—first-generation college students, students from low-income backgrounds, and students of color—with the skills,confidence, experiences, and networks necessary to transition from college to strong first jobs or graduate school.
Braven is embedded within large public universities and partners with employers to build cutting-edge career education into the undergraduate experience. With their newest class, Braven has served 4,500+ Fellows. Braven Fellows are persisting in college and achieving exciting levels of internship and job attainment.
We know that career exposure, mentorship, and robust professional networks are crucial for young people to start and continue on a path to career success.
Learn more about the path to economic mobility and opportunity in Braven's 2022 Jobs Report.