Wallace Foundation Awards $4.5 Million to Say Yes to Education

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The grant will support Say Yes to Education’s efforts to boost high school and college graduation rates in Buffalo.

Say Yes to Education Inc., a national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing high school and college graduation rates for students in urban school districts, announced today that 11 additional private colleges and universities have joined the organization’s Higher Education Compact, which offers free tuition to eligible students.

The announcement was made on Wednesday at a media event on Capitol Hill by George Weiss, the money manager who founded Say Yes to Education 26 years ago, and U.S. Senator KirstenGillibrand of New York, a longtime supporter of the program, which is available to all public school students in Buffalo and Syracuse, as well as to groups of students in New York City and Philadelphia...

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