College Access and Success: Key Factors in Advancing Educational Equity

Join The SEED Foundation on Thursday, February 21, from 8:30am – 10:15am for “College Access and Success: Key Factors in Advancing Educational Equity,” a breakfast conversation. We will share our results-oriented approach to college matching and discuss best practices for improving college graduation rates for underrepresented students.

Our featured panelists include Dr. Michelle Gilliard, partner at Venture Philanthropy Partners, and Shavar Jeffries, national president at Democrats for Education Reform.

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Dr. Gilliard and Mr. Jeffries will join Lesley Poole, chief executive officer, and Vincena Allen, chief growth officer of The SEED Foundation for a lively discussion about college access and equity.  Dr. Jenna Aurand, senior study director at Westat, will facilitate.

Thank you to Scott and Stephanie Rostan for sponsoring this event.

Where:                 275 Madison Ave (entrance on 40th Street)

Suite 1201 (12th floor)

New York, NY 10016

When:                   Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 8:30 am - 10:15 am

RSVP:                    Please email Jasmine Hatcher at to RSVP today.

About The SEED Foundation

For the past 20 years, SEED has operated college preparatory public boarding schools and successfully supported students to and through college with our College Transition & Success program.  As we embark upon our next chapter, we are sharing what we have learned and elevating the urgency to close the opportunity and achievement gap for the most marginalized students.  Join us as we create a space for collective impact and time to courageously explore solutions.