Update #2 ·

Was cost a factor in your choice of college?

  • A Main Factor (54% people answered this)
  • A Small Factor (27% people answered this)
  • Not a Factor (18% people answered this)

11 people voted.

Empower under-resourced students and their families with critical financial literacy and planning skills needed to acquire funding to attend and graduate from college. www.glowfoundation.org GLOW was founded in 2006 with the VISION to enable ALL highly-motivated students from low income and under-resourced communities to overcome the challenges of financial literacy and funding, empowering them to graduate from college and reach their greatest potential. Our MISSION is to build the capacity of schools and nonprofits to help empower under-resourced students and their families to succeed in college and life. GLOW delivers a low-cost, scalable, social enterprise that pools and links resources from the education field, businesses, public agencies and government to build the capacity of the college access and success field. By equipping students and their families with tangible financial skills like budgeting and debt management, GLOW’s goal is to break the cycle of poverty and build financially resilient communities. OUR SOLUTION radically improves college access and success for under-served students by making the thousands of organizations seeking to boost college success rates dramatically more effective. GLOW’s key methods: 1. Financial Literacy, Planning and Resources: GLOW provides best-in-class, ready-to-deploy programs to address the obstacles most likely to derail deserving but under-resourced students: Financial readiness, budgeting, and access to financial aid and scholarships. GLOW enhances these programs with financial mentors (typically volunteer corporate finance professionals), subsidized savings accounts and access to scholarships. Together, these resources give students a real chance to enroll and graduate from a four-year college institution. 2. A Hub for Best Practices: GLOW works with schools and nonprofits, serving as the go-to resource for efforts to boost college success – sharing innovations, best practices and methodologies. By making effective college success programming available to all in an “open source” model, GLOW is building an ecosystem of shared resources, promoting a virtuous cycle of ever-improving content and better outcomes for all of our partners. Today, our focus is on college access and success; future offerings will address key issues such as workforce preparation and technology.



GLOW provides best-in-class, ready-to-deploy programs to address the obstacles most likely to derail deserving but under-resourced students: Financial readiness, budgeting, and access to financial aid and scholarships.  GLOW enhances these programs by actively seeking mentors (typically volunteer corporate finance professionals), subsidized savings accounts, and access to scholarships so that the cost of college is a problem that can be tackled rather than one that cannot be won. Together, these resources give students a real chance to enroll and graduate from a college institution and make their dreams of college a reality. 


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