How one nonprofit is looking beyond ‘generic tools” to help HBCUs boost retention – Higher Ed Dive

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An excerpt from HigherEdDive website, written by Rick Seltzer

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The Partnership for Education Advancement, a New York City-based nonprofit, is working to connect historically Black colleges and universities with technology companies so they can access specially tailored services like artificial intelligence to boost recruitment and retention.

The organization, also known as Ed Advancement, aims to boost social mobility by supporting colleges that enroll low-income and first-generation students. Its CEO, James Runcie — former Federal Student Aid chief operating officer at the U.S. Department of Education — recently took some time to discuss the nonprofit’s work and where it’s headed.

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