The Center for Equity in Learning was created to close equity and opportunity gaps for underserved populations and working learners. Through our strategic partnerships, we are working to provide underserved and working learners with access to the information and resources they need to succeed in education and the workplace.
The Center is working with a network of partner organizations to advance shared interests in research and advocacy, and to support efforts aimed at closing equity gaps.
Support for Student Outreach:
We support the American Council on Education in their national effort to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students pursuing a college degree or other higher education credential.
Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents
The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents aims to provide leadership at the national level that assures every school in America effectively serves the education needs of all students with an emphasis on Latino Youth by building capacity, promoting best practices, and transforming educational institutions.Learn More
California Association of African American School Administrators
The California Association of African American School Administrators is a membership organization that supports educational excellence for African American, Latino and other students of color.Learn More
The Civic Nation initiative targets Generation Z to celebrate education, change the national conversation, and reach students directly where they are by giving them a space to create content while also navigating the college-going process. ACT supports these efforts, and CEO Marten Roorda sits on the advisory board for Civic Nation.Learn More
Better Make Room Campaign
Better Make Room initiative targets Generation Z to celebrate education, change the nationally conversation, and reach students directly where they are by giving them a space to create content while also navigating the college-going process. ACT supports these efforts, and CEO Marten Roorda sits on the advisory board for Civic Nation.Learn More
College Advising Corps
ACT’s Center for Equity and Learning supports the College Advising Corps in its efforts to increase the number of low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented high school students who enter and complete higher education.Learn More
ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning joins College Horizons in its effort to facilitate higher education to Native American students by providing college and graduate admissions workshops to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students/participants from across the nation.Learn More
Delaware State University
Delaware States University’s First in the World grant supports its Access to Success initiative, which seeks to increase the applications, enrollment and retention in postsecondary education of at-risk and underrepresented students who are from low-income families and first-generation college students.Learn More
Excelencia in Education
Excelencia in Education accelerates Latino student success in higher education by providing data-driven analysis of the educational status of Latinos, and by promoting education policies and institutional practices that support their academic achievement. ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning, together with Excelencia in Education, is pursuing Latino student success in higher education while bridging the equity gap in education. We partner with Excelencia on the Condition of College and Career Readiness for Hispanic Students.Learn More
National College Access Network
The National College Access Network builds, strengthens, and empowers communities committed to college access and success so that all students, especially those underrepresented in postsecondary education, can achieve their educational dreams. ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning partners with the National College Access Network to cultivate higher education access and success to all students.Learn More
We are fueling Roadtrip Nation’s Beating the Odds Roadtrip initiative with advisory support from Better Make Room. Roadtrip Nation creates content, products, and experiences to help individuals pursue fulfilling careers. Learn more about the Beating the Odds Roadtrip and how we’re celebrating the stories of people who beat the odds and made it to college here.
In addition to the road trip, we teamed up with Better Make Room and career experts at Roadtrip Nation to create a unique community where individuals who persisted in overcoming odds to complete post-secondary education can share their stories with students and community members to learn from – and grow with – each other. Learn how you can share your road on our Share Your Road platform—a platform for people to pass down the lessons they’ve learned on this crazy journey of life and careers.Share Your Road
Univision Communications, Inc.
We partner with Univision to provide Parent Academies across the nation. The Parent Academy is a place to find expert advice on how to engage in your children’s education and helping them prepare for college.Learn More
Collaboration on Reports and Research:
Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund is the nation’s largest nonprofit provider of college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and creates opportunities for students to access, complete, and succeed after post-secondary education.Learn More
Council for Opportunity in Education
The Council for Opportunity in Education is a nonprofit organization, established in 1981, dedicated to furthering the expansion of college opportunities for low-income, first-generation students, and students with disabilities in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., the Pacific Islands, and Puerto Rico.Learn More
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
Georgetown University Center of Education and the Workforce is an independent, nonprofit research and policy institute that studies the link between education, career qualifications, and workforce demands. ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning partnered with Georgetown’s Center of Education and the Workforce on examining working learners.Learn More
National Indian Education Association
The National Indian Education Association advances comprehensive, culture-based educational opportunities for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.Learn More
National Council for Community and Education Partnerships
The National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP) is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to increase access to higher education for economically disadvantaged students. Confident that education paves the way to social equity, NCCEP advances college access through advocacy, training, and research.Learn More
UCLA Institute for Globalization, Immigration, and Education
UCLA’s Institute for Globalization, Immigration, and Education conducts multidisciplinary and comparative research engaging policymakers, practitioners, and institutional leaders. Their research serves to inform efforts to expand opportunities, reduce barriers, and improve the wellbeing of diverse, vulnerable, and marginalized students.Learn More
UNCF’s mission is to build a robust and nationally-recognized pipeline of under-represented students who, because of UNCF support, become highly-qualified college graduates and to ensure that our network of member institutions is a respected model of best practice in moving students to and through college.Learn More