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About Us

At ACT, we believe that talent and potential are widely distributed across society, and that the circumstances of a child’s birth should not determine their college and career opportunities.

ACT Center for Equity in Learning combines and leverages the talent and resources of the ACT Office for the Advancement of Underserved Learners and the ACT Foundation to create a single unit with one aligned purpose and goal: helping underserved learners and working learners (individuals who are employed while also learning new skills in pursuit of greater success) achieve education and career success.

By focusing on equity, we are examining and addressing barriers to opportunity related to family income, race and ethnicity, and accessibility, and other issues that intersect with these areas of focus. The center’s work will include:

Through purposeful investments, employee engagement, and thoughtful advocacy efforts, the Center for Equity in Learning supports innovative partnerships, initiatives, campaigns, and programs that help young people succeed in education and the workplace.

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