ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning

ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning  is committed to showcasing and supporting ACT’s efforts to close  opportunity and outcome gaps for all individuals, including: students  of color; first-generation students; families  with economic challenges; and exceptional and diverse  learners.

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Stay informed through ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning blog which offers thought leadership and reflective pieces on barriers and solutions to help students who are systemically underserved achieve education and career success.

Believe in Yourself and Make Connections

What was your motivation for going to college and earning a degree? I hear it is really difficult these days to get a higher position in large companies without having a degree. My motivation at the moment, after receiving my degree, is to work in an institution or company that gives support to people in a highly vulnerable condition.

December 2021
Giovanna Brilhante Queiroz, ACT Scholar and Kirkwood Community College student
You Can Be That Change

Throughout my life there has been a lot of adversity faced not only myself but also my family. My mom taught me from a very early age that you can accomplish anything you put your mind to if you work hard. Working hard means to not only work hard in school, but to also work hard at your job and as a person.

November 2021
Perla Muro, ACT Scholar and Kirkwood Community College student
Find the Things That Motivate You to Move Forward

What was your motivation for going to college and earning a degree? My motivation for going to college and earning a degree mainly comes from my family. Being a first-generation college student, I strive to make my parents the proudest they can be. I come from a family where education is one of the most important things and I have been blessed enough to have parents who support me and encourage me to do my best.

January 2022
Joel Castillo, ACT Scholar and Kirkwood Community College student

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