36 MILLION AMERICANS STARTED COLLEGE BUT NEVER GRADUATED, IN THE LAST TWO DECADES ALONE.
They are now without degrees and many struggle with prohibitive debt.
The Education Class Divide
Across America, lower-income students with high test scores are less likely to graduate from college than higher-income students with low test scores. Higher education is a pathway to social mobility and financial stability.
A Model for Success. A Promise for Tomorrow.
Give Something Back (Give Back) provides mentoring, college readiness programs and scholarships to students who face adversity every day, but are still academically driven. Success for our scholars means graduating in four years with no debt from tuition, fees, and room and board.
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Books by Give Back Founder, Robert Carr
Net proceeds go directly to Give Something Back
Addresses the struggles and valiant efforts of students to overcome financial adversity and other hardships. Drawing on the research and experience of Give Something Back, a scholarship program for lower income students, this book outlines strategies to chart a successful and affordable college path.
A triumphant story of humility, possibility, breakthrough, and giving back that inspires readers to embrace the hope and promise that life is never an impossibility. Robert Carr reflects decades of struggle that took him to the brink of financial ruin at age fifty after one of the most devastating data breaches ever. Carr’s story is a vulnerable and honest depiction of starting true to the values that supported the turbulent times which allowed him to breakthrough in business, life, and in doing good for others.
Recent Blog Posts
Learn more about 2014 U of I graduate and Give Back alum, Nicole Kwilos, and her future in pharmacy.
Our college partners essential to the success of our program. In March 2016, Northern Illinois became one of those partners. Learn about what the ways that they are helping our scholars reach new goals.
It’s been a big year for Give Back. Check out our 2017 infographic for the highlights!