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Get to know Dianey Leal

2021-09-23T14:26:17-05:00September 22, 2021|Categories: Blog|

I am thrilled to join the Trellis Foundation as their Program Officer of Knowledge Sharing! My educational background in public policy and higher education, in conjunction with my research interests in college access and success, aligns well with the Foundation’s mission of advancing equitable educational opportunities for low-income students and students of color in [...]

The Gladiator VS. Doctoral Programs

2021-09-02T09:05:55-05:00September 1, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Ashlee B. Daniels joined Trellis Foundation as a graduate fellow from January-July 2021. As she moves on to her next semester, Ashlee reflects on her experiences as a graduate student, chats with colleagues in her program, and shares her perspective on ways the Academy could better serve doctoral students of color. The Gladiator VS. Doctoral [...]

Get to know Megan Beadle

2021-06-03T11:26:28-05:00June 3, 2021|Categories: Blog|

I am so excited to join the Trellis Foundation as their Grants and Operations Assistant. This position is a great fit for both my experience in grantmaking and my personal focus on tackling social inequality. I am honored to be a part of an organization focused on improving postsecondary attainment for low-income students and students [...]

It’s Time to Get Real: What I Learned as a Professor during the Pandemic

2021-03-03T13:34:53-05:00January 28, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Meeting with my students face-to-face without a face covering seems like a distant memory. I miss seeing my students dearly; however, during this time of uncertainty, I have come to terms with three significant factors to help guide my students so that they are successful in my course: Affirmation Over the past couple of months, [...]

Get to know Ashlee B. Daniels

2021-03-03T13:34:53-05:00January 21, 2021|Categories: Blog|

It is such a pleasure to be a part of the Trellis Foundation as a Graduate Fellow, and I look forward to the many lessons that I will learn from my colleagues. My educational background and interest in academic achievement for students of color have propelled me to embark on a journey encompassed with various [...]

Black Student Debt: A Summary of Recent Research

2021-03-03T13:34:53-05:00May 12, 2020|Categories: Blog|

The conversation about student debt policy is heating up, and there’s been a recent focus on how student debt adversely impacts Black students. At Trellis Foundation, we care deeply about postsecondary affordability, access, and completion. This post provides a brief context of the research and headlines that have helped shape our thinking on these issues [...]

Emergency aid during COVID-19: Is there a leverage point for maximizing rent assistance?

2021-03-03T13:34:53-05:00April 23, 2020|Categories: Blog|

The need is overwhelming, and the dollars won’t stretch far enough. But can colleges, community-based organizations, or funders find any economies of scale or leverage points to maximize the impact of emergency aid for students in the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis, particularly for rent costs? This blog entry includes three levels of response [...]

Understanding postsecondary credentials

2021-03-03T13:34:53-05:00February 3, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Today’s students are preparing for current jobs as well as future career opportunities that we cannot even imagine. As they navigate their educational options, more students are choosing to incorporate credentials as all or part of their postsecondary educational pathway. Since credentials often offer a quicker route to a higher-paying job, many foundations are [...]

Get to know Alyse Gray Parker

2021-03-03T13:34:53-05:00November 21, 2019|Categories: Blog|

As the new graduate intern with the Trellis Foundation, there are several things I’m looking forward to learning and experiencing. My background in school psychology and an interest in higher education policy have led me on a winding academic and professional journey. Through this journey, I found my true passions within education. My higher [...]