Shift Summit 2021 | They Got Into Your School. Student Financial Success Keeps Them There.
Student Financial Success begins before students enter college classrooms. But what starts students off on the right foot and keeps them on the path to graduation? This session will explore Achieve Atlanta’s innovative partnerships that do what too often seems impossible: Get students into college, pay for college and graduate. Achieve Atlanta transforms students’ lives and serves as a model example for higher ed. Achieve Atlanta harnesses the power of community to dramatically increase the number of Atlanta students graduating from college. Achieve Atlanta believes every Atlanta Public School student deserves the opportunity to complete post-secondary education and access the benefits a higher education provides. The organization serves all Atlanta Public School students, with a particular focus on low-income students and students who will be the first in their family to attend college. Achieve Atlanta collaborates with a range of partners to address the obstacles students face in completing post-secondary education through a holistic approach. The work is focused on increasing college access, removing financial barriers for students and supporting college persistence and completion.