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.
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.
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.LEARN MORE
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 smile.amazon.com. 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.
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
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is an online form designed as the first step if a student is seeking government aid to cover the cost of college. Learn about all the requirements on the blog.
Give Back scholar Athena Arnau is a junior at East Side Community High School in New York City. Learn about her journey with Give Back and her plans for the future.
In 2017, the Osborne Association joined our network of community partners. As one of the leading criminal justice organizations in New York City providing support to families and children whose lives are touched by incarceration, their mission and our own were a natural fit. Learn more.