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Black Student Debt: A Summary of Recent Research

2020-05-15T09:42:18-05:00May 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?

2020-04-24T15:11:10-05:00April 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

2020-02-03T13:35:13-05:00February 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

2019-11-21T14:38:07-05:00November 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 [...]

Get to know Lakya Lewis

2019-12-03T14:33:16-05:00November 20, 2019|Categories: Blog|

I am beyond excited to join Trellis Foundation as the new Grants Administrator and Operations Assistant. I believe my previous personal and professional experiences have led me here. I begin this new journey looking forward to learning more about the grantmaking process and contributing to the educational success of others. Advocating for others has always [...]

Trellis Foundation Summit on Postsecondary Access, Affordability & Attainment: Summary of event and key take-aways

2019-09-03T15:07:45-05:00April 20, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Despite rising costs of attending college and growing levels of student debt nationwide, post-secondary education remains key to economic equity and mobility for individuals and for the prosperity of our communities. On March 23, 2018, Trellis Foundation hosted a Summit on Postsecondary Access, Affordability & Attainment, where we were joined by many of the foremost [...]