At the first College Opportunity Day of Action on January 16, 2014, the President and First Lady joined over 100 colleges and universities and 40 other organizations to announce new commitments to action on college opportunity. These actions are serving hundreds of thousands of students across the country: connecting more low-income students to the college that is right for them and ensuring more graduates, increasing the pool of students preparing for college through early interventions, leveling the playing field in college advising and SAT/ACT test preparation, and strengthening developmental education to help academically underprepared students progress through and complete college.
The White House will host a second College Opportunity Day of Action on December 4, 2014. The conference will build on the work launched in the first College Opportunity Day of Action to help more students enroll in and graduate from college. This year’s summit will focus on: (1) collaborations of universities committed to increasing the number of college graduates and sharing what works to get there, (2) new partnerships between school districts, colleges, and universities to increase high school graduates’ college readiness, and (3) new commitments related to the work we began in January, with a sharp focus on college advising and school counselors, increasing the number of STEM graduates, and reforming developmental education.
If your organization, school district, or higher education institution has plans to take new actions in any of these areas, then we’d like to hear from you. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.