Friday, June 20, 2014
UBS Announces $10 Million Commitment To Support College Success
UBS Americas unveiled a $10 million, five-year commitment on Friday to establish a new education platform for improving college success among under-resourced populations.
Commencing in three markets — New York, New Jersey and Connecticut — with an intensive program focused on young men of color, UBS NextGen Leaders aims to empower students with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to succeed in college and compete in the global marketplace.
The program aligns with President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative which is dedicated to providing ladders of opportunity to young men of color.
SEO Scholars, an academic program that gets low-income public high school students to and through college with a 95% college graduation rate, will serve as the lead partner for the initiative…