News Brief

BHCC to undertake college “stop-out” research for Boston Opportunity Agenda

Monday, February 4, 2019

The Boston Opportunity Agenda, a public/private partnership focused on college readiness and building career and life skills for Boston’s youth, announced today it will receive nearly $150K from the national nonprofit StriveTogether to research the challenges facing college “stop-outs” and propose interventions to improve persistence. The grant award is part of StriveTogether’s Cradle to Career Community Challenge, which seeks to create local change to enable economic mobility.

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) will take part in the Boston Opportunity Agenda’s research alongside the Boston Foundation, the Boston Private Industry Council and UMass Boston and its Center for Survey Research.

Researchers will work in partnership with the Success Boston college completion initiative in reviewing qualitative data and conducting outreach and focus groups with students to better understand what causes students to “stop-out” and to craft solutions.

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