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Although student success coaching is the cornerstone of College Beyond, our students need a multitude of resources to be successful in college. Thanks to the generous funding from the Boulder Fund in 2017, College Beyond had the opportunity to test the impact of financial incentives on college persistence beginning in the second semester of the 2017-2018 academic year. Ever since then, we have been providing our students with help with books, monthly bus passes, and gas cards.

In 2017, we saw an immediate increase in student engagement and success with the added incentives and have integrated this intervention into our work.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we started incorporating grocery store cards into our monthly incentives program, to address the issue of food insecurity among our students. Further, when a financial need arises, our college success coach facilitate access to our emergency assistance fund and helps students plan for similar expenses in the future.

Incentives are especially important now, because of the uncertainty that the pandemic has brought our students. We are grateful to be able to provide such a crucial resource that will make getting through college a bit easier.

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April 12, 2021

Trauma in COVID-19

Do you find yourself avoiding subjects you enjoyed or even worse, you’ve completely lost interest in learning? Are you having moments of adrenaline burst when you’re just sitting around doing nothing? What about laughing at something serious or feeling really sad at something funny? Those deadlines that came at the end of the semester, did you find yourself wanting to throw your hands up and ignore them completely? This is how our responses can be when we’ve been exposed to a traumatic event. We are all collectively experiencing a worldwide traumatic event from Covid-19 in varying degrees.

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April 12, 2021

Our Executive Director is a Boulder Fund Recipient!

We are extremely proud to announce that our Executive Director, Dr. Erin Wheeler, is one of eight recipients of the 2021 Boulder Fund! The Boulder Fund, a fund created by Education Leaders of Color (EdLoc) is a multi-million dollar grant program that supports the innovations of leaders of color in education.

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