JKCF Report “Breaking Down Walls: Increasing Access to Four-Year Colleges for High-Achieving Communi

New JKCF Report on Community College Students

The Cooke Foundation has released a new report titled “Breaking Down Walls: Increasing Access to Four-Year Colleges for High-Achieving Community College Students.”

EdX and Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Announce Middle School Scholarship Challenge

Middle School Scholarship Challenge

The Foundation and edX have announced a scholarship challenge for advanced middle school students. Eligible 7th graders who successfully complete 1 of 5 selected edX courses will secure a semi-finalist position in the Young Scholars Program.

 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Comments about White House’s America’s College Promise Proposal

Foundation Comments on White House’s Community College Proposal

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation issues the following statement in response to the White House’s America’s College Promise proposal for tuition-free community college education for responsible students.

JKCF Grantee Named a 2014 Chronicle of Higher Education Influencer

JKCF Grantee Named a 2014 Chronicle of Higher Education Influencer

Dr. Nicole Hurd, founder and CEO of Foundation grantee College Advising Corps (CAC), was recently featured on The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2014 Influence List.

Cooke Scholar Chionque Mines and Harold O. Levy

Foundation Sponsors White House College Opportunity Summit

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation took a lead role at the White House College Opportunity Day of Action in Washington, D.C. last week.

Cooke Scholar Chionque Miones Introduces President Obama

Cooke Scholar Introduces President

At the White House College Opportunity Summit, President Barack Obama was introduced by Cooke Scholar Chionque Mines.

Mr. Cooke

Foundation Supports Bloomberg Initiative

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation supports the Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative to increase the number of high-achieving, low- and moderate-income students who apply to and graduate from top colleges and universities.

 
 
 

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Recent Blog Posts

JKCF in the News: Community College Daily

A new Jack Kent Cooke Foundation report titled "Breaking Down Walls" was featured by the American Association of Community Colleges.

January 23, 2015: Education News We're Reading This Week

January 23, 2015—Here are the best articles from education news this week.

JKCF in the News: Executive Director Levy on America's College Promise

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Executive Director Harold O. Levy wrote this piece for Huffington Post in response to a White House plan for community college students.

 

News

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Many more community college students could succeed at four-year colleges and universities, says a report released today by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, if only they were given the right tools and the opportunity. At present, while the majority of community college students aspire to complete a bachelor’s degree, as few as 12% manage to do so.
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and edX today announced a scholarship challenge for advanced middle school students. Every eligible seventh grade student who successfully completes one of the five selected edX courses will secure a semi-finalist position in the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program.
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Friday, January 9, 2015
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation issues the following statement in response to the White House's announcement of the America’s College Promise proposal for tuition-free community college education.
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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.