Where We're Going: Voices of Student Leaders
This is the second installment in a series called “Where We’re Going: Places on the Road to the North Star,” which explores lessons from the past three years of the Partners for Postsecondary Success (PPS) initiative and looks ahead, toward the North Star goals the partner cities are aiming to achieve. The video was recorded at the PPS April 2013 Learning Institute.
When Jess George of Charlotte, N.C.’s Latin American Coalition, asked a group of Latina and African-American students, “What is the one thing you want your allies in education and employment to do differently?” she got some surprising answers.
PPS, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and led by MDC, is an effort by partnerships in Amarillo, TX; Brownsville, TX; Raleigh, NC; and affiliate site Charlotte, NC, to increase the number of low-income young adults getting postsecondary credentials that lead to living-wage jobs.