Access to broadband for all Americans is urgent. Read more about how our Student Freedom Initiative (SFI) has developed a repeatable model to address the digital divide in communities hosting HBCUs starting with Orangburg South Carolina.
Liberating Students to Make Career and Life Choices
ADDRESSING A SYSTEMIC PROBLEM
African American students have 2X the average college debt of their white counterparts.
Investing in Education
With crushing, unfair levels of student debt, African American students are playing catch-up from the day they start their careers. Through our income-contingent funding option and our support services for students and their schools, Student Freedom Initiative takes an innovative and holistic approach that reimagines how students pay for college.
Rising tuition costs, high-cost loans, and historical barriers to entry all limit opportunities for African American students.
Brightening the Future
We can’t change rising tuition costs, but we can address the financial stress of college in other ways and provide students with both resources and community. Student Freedom Initiative is purposefully built to redress historic economic and social inequities and to offer a sustainable, scalable platform to invest in future African American leaders.
We have launched our program in collaboration with our supporting partners and the following participating schools:
Join the Movement
We depend on the generous support of individuals, corporate partners, community advocates, and others to achieve our mission. With your help, we can lift up generations of students and empower them for success.