Give Something Back

Providing scholarships and mentoring to help lower-income students make higher education a reality.
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The Problem: 1 in 5 children in the U.S. live in poverty. (U.S.Census Bureau)

The Give Back Solution: To break the cycle for at-risk youth, we make education the common denominator.

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.

1 in 10 people from low-income families attain a bachelor’s degree by age 25.
Only nine percent of the lowest income quartile graduate college, compared to 77% of the highest income quartile.
On average, a college graduate will earn $1 million more in their lifetime than a high school graduate.

A Model for Success. A Promise for Tomorrow.

Give Back provides mentoring, college readiness programs and scholarships to students who face adversity every day, but are still academically driven. Every Give Back scholar receives a full scholarship that covers tuition, fees, room and board, lifting the heavy financial burden and overwhelming debt associated with higher education.

Give Back’s on-time graduation rate at a 4-year college.
Employment rate among Give Back alumni with college degrees.
Alumni who have carried on the spirit of giving back by giving or becoming mentors for the program.

Mallouk Scholarship Program

Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of Peter and Veronica Mallouk, we are proud to announce Give Back’s first publicly-funded state, Kansas. To learn more regarding the devoted work of the Mallouk’s and their support of Give Back’s mission, visit their page here.


Shop to Give Back

There are many ways to support Give Back simply by shopping online as you normally would. As an official AmazonSmile charity, Give Back will receive a percentage of purchases on Many other popular retailers are featured on the Give Back Marketplace. Up to 11% of your purchases from those retailers will be donated to Give Back when you shop through the Marketplace link.

Change a life. Become a Mentor.

With a small time commitment, you can make a big impact.

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Books by Give Back Founder, Robert Carr

 Net proceeds go directly to Give Something Back

Working Class to College

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. 

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Through the Fires

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. 

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Taking Care of your Mind and Body

Give Back is committed to supporting and informing students during these times of uncertainty. The COVID-19 Pandemic may make it impossible for colleges and schools to resume in-person learning in the fall. It would be best if you took care of yourself and your mental health. Here are some tips we learned from our successful mental health session, which recently took place at our Mid-Atlantic Summit.

Give Back University Partner: Binghamton University

Give Back’s partnership with Binghamton University provides our scholars with support in the form of tutoring, mentorship, and connections with students and faculty on campus. Let’s learn more about their work and vision.

Our Partners

Give Back scholars are welcomed and supported by our partner programs and colleges.