Another Class Graduates, College Bound
New Haven Promise offers a life-changing opportunity to hundreds of scholars.
|The number of New Haven Promise scholars has increased by more than 75% since 2014.
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Due to their hard work, students all across New Haven have earned the merits and title of Promise Scholar.
These outstanding youth have made good grades (3.0+GPA) and contributed more than 75,000 hours in community service between 2015 – 2017. The number of New Haven Promise (NHP) scholars has increased by more than 75% since 2014, and partnerships with post-secondary schools are also going strong. UCONN alone will have 200 Promise Scholars beginning the 2017–2018 academic year.
For hundreds of NHP scholars, the chance to attend college and enter the workforce with substantially less debt is a life-changing opportunity. According to the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), college graduates, on average, earned 56% more than high school graduates in 2015; employment and higher wages from the start impacts an individual's lifetime earnings potential.
NHP was awarded a $1.3 million multi-year Foundation grant in 2016 and continues to be the largest programmatic commitment by The Community Foundation.