Cooke Scholar Faith Culhane's Powerful "Pulse Orlando" Performance

Cooke Scholar Faith Culhane's Powerful "Pulse Orlando" Performance

"Pulse Orlando" is a piece that Faith wrote after the tragic shooting in her hometown. She first discovered her passion for spoken word in community college, and began attending slam competitions while at University of Central Florida.

New Op-Ed in The Hill: College gap fosters inequality

New Op-Ed in The Hill: College gap fosters inequality

Executive Director Harold O. Levy's latest piece for The Hill discusses the higher education divide for students from families with financial need.

Cooke Scholar Luis Rosales Speaks with NBC

Cooke Scholar Luis Rosales Speaks with NBC

After graduating from Montgomery College and receiving our Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Luis is headed to Georgetown University.“I eventually see myself representing my community, whether it be Congress or State Legislature," Luis told NBC.

NBC Miami Features Angel Sanchez's Transformation Story

NBC Miami Features Angel Sanchez's Transformation Story

After being sentenced to prison as a teenager, Cooke Scholar Angel Sanchez began community college while homeless. Now he is preparing to graduate from the University of Central Florida and attend law school to realize his goal of becoming an attorney.

Harold Levy to The Huffington Post: Homeless College Students are "a national tragedy"

Harold Levy to The Huffington Post: Homeless College Students are "a national tragedy"

An estimated 57,000 college students identify as homeless. Our executive director's latest opinion piece describes how one talented Cooke Scholar, Raul Mateo Magdaleno, was able to escape homelessness while continuing his studies.

Cooke Scholar Monirath Siv on the Success of Teach For Cambodia

Cooke Scholar Monirath Siv on the Success of Teach For Cambodia

Monirath discusses the motivation that lead him to found Teach for Cambodia, the challenges along the way, and what's on the horizon for growing the program's impact.

 
 
 

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Text "College" to 44044 Now! A note from Cooke Scholar Dennis Murphy

To everyone who still dreams about continuing your education after high school, you should text “COLLEGE” to 44044 right now. Here’s why.

August 19: Education News We're Reading This Week

Providing free college entrance exams may increase college-ready rates among low-income students, but tuition costs are a likely barrier to their enrollment.

Cooke Conversation: Faith Culhane and the Power of Spoken Word

Watch Cooke Scholar Faith Culhane perform her spoken word piece, "Pulse Orlando" and discuss why she never puts limits on her ambitions.

 

News

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Announcing the three Cooke Scholars whose dedicated and ambitious community projects earned them the 2016 Matthew J. Quinn Prize and the Matthew J. Quinn Youth Leadership Award.
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Friday, June 24, 2016
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today released an issue brief recommending actions that top colleges and universities should take to increase campus diversity by enrolling greater numbers of academically qualified low-income students.
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Thursday, June 23, 2016
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision on race-conscious affirmative action, it’s critically important that colleges and universities across our nation work to also increase economic diversity on their campuses to open their doors wider to more low-income students of all races.
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A video introduction to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, a private, independent foundation established in 2000 to advance the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need.