Get to Know Shamecca Perkins

2023-09-22T13:37:59-05:00September 22, 2023|Categories: Blog|

W.E.B Du Bois described education as the gatekeeper of access because he believed education was the key to opportunities and socioeconomic mobility. Lack of education perpetuates poverty, particularly for marginalized communities facing systemic disenfranchisement and limited economic mobility. I understood this concept at 12 years old when I committed to go to college and [...]

The Power of Policy Fellowships in Achieving Systemic Change

2023-09-22T13:38:32-05:00September 12, 2023|Categories: Blog|

At Trellis Foundation, supporting public policy change is crucial to our mission of helping low-income students and students of color succeed in postsecondary education. That's why our funding strategy includes breaking down the systemic barriers faced by students from communities facing historic and persistent barriers to higher education. One way we do this is [...]

Get to Know Sara Reeves

2023-08-03T16:47:57-05:00August 3, 2023|Categories: Blog|

It is a pleasure to join the Trellis Foundation team as Grants and Operations Manager. The Foundation’s work investing in postsecondary education strongly impacts educational institutions and our community. Knowing that my contributions can lead to lasting change and improved educational outcomes is a source of immense pride and satisfaction. The professional journey that [...]

Considering Teletherapy for Your College?

2023-06-22T13:53:08-05:00June 16, 2023|Categories: Blog|

Download this guide as a PDF (full citations) The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted and exacerbated the need for mental health services on college campuses. Data show an increase in students reporting severe psychological distress and nearly a 7,000% increase in virtual college counseling sessions from March 2020 to March 2021. Student mental health [...]

Exit Interview with Johnathan Cheung

2023-05-31T13:51:32-05:00May 31, 2023|Categories: Blog|

As my time as a Graduate Fellow ends, the staff asked me to reflect on my experience at Trellis Foundation in this exit interview post. The Trellis Foundation fellowship is a great chance to gain practical experience and learn about the interactions and intersections between nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. What drew you to Trellis [...]

Get to know Mia Ibarra

2023-04-25T14:03:27-05:00April 25, 2023|Categories: Blog|

I am delighted to join the Trellis Foundation – an organization I have admired for over a decade – as Program Associate of Learning & Communication! This role fits my previous nonprofit and philanthropic service and perfectly aligns with my commitment to racial equity and social justice. As the daughter of a journalist and [...]

Get to know Alexa Garza

2023-01-30T17:17:04-05:00January 26, 2023|Categories: Blog|

I am pleased to join the Trellis Foundation as the newest graduate fellow. The combination of my lived experience and academic background helps me to be an active part of policy change toward equitable educational opportunities in Texas. I am a first-generation college graduate. I received my higher education while incarcerated. I may not [...]

Get to know Johnathan Cheung

2022-10-14T14:55:51-05:00October 14, 2022|Categories: Blog|

It is a pleasure to be the newest addition to the Trellis Foundation team as this year’s Graduate Fellow. My academic background in education policy and political science aligns with the Foundation’s mission of generating equitable education opportunities for under-resourced students in Texas. My interest in education policy and improving opportunities for students was not [...]

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 [...]