We believe in a two-generational approach to transforming the lives of single parents and their families.

It's about more than tuition.

Our Approach

In addition to providing scholarships for tuition and childcare assistance, Raise the Barr (RTB) collaborates with other charitable organizations and corporate partners to provide single parent families access to a variety of comprehensive community resources.  We work together to remove the obstacles to higher education by providing access to such services as affordable safe housing, empowerment and financial literacy training, and job placement and coaching.  We believe in a two-generational holistic approach to transforming the lives of single parents and their families.

We continue to seek charitable nonprofit organizations and corporations that are interested in helping us develop sustainable programs that can be replicated across the country.

Raise the Barr is a partner in the Aspen Institute Ascend Network, a network of leading nonprofit, philanthropic, research, and policy organizations incubating and implementing two-generation (2Gen) strategies across the country.

Grants and Scholarships

Raise the Barr announced a gift to support research at the University of Minnesota’s Student Parent HELP Center (SPHC). As Anthony explains, “ The goal is to learn important lessons from the work at SPHC that will guide other colleges on how to build successful programs for student parents.”   Read more   .

Raise the Barr announced a gift to support research at the University of Minnesota’s Student Parent HELP Center (SPHC). As Anthony explains, “ The goal is to learn important lessons from the work at SPHC that will guide other colleges on how to build successful programs for student parents.” Read more.

Pictured is one of our most recent scholarship recipients, Elecia Thomas, who is studying at Minneapolis College. Learn more about all of our scholarship recipients.   Read more   .

Pictured is one of our most recent scholarship recipients, Elecia Thomas, who is studying at Minneapolis College. Learn more about all of our scholarship recipients. Read more.

Raise the Barr announces grants to Jeremiah Program (Twin Cities) and University of Minnesota’s Student Parent HELP Center (SPHC) to launch a Raise the Barr Emergency Fund at each charity.   Read more.

Raise the Barr announces grants to Jeremiah Program (Twin Cities) and University of Minnesota’s Student Parent HELP Center (SPHC) to launch a Raise the Barr Emergency Fund at each charity. Read more.

 

Speaking Engagement

Anthony and his mom, Lori, are honored to be speaking on the panel for Parenting in a New Age: Redefining Community and Systems to Ensure a Legacy of Opportunity for All at the 2019 Aspen Forum on Children and Families in late February.

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Holiday Celebration

Anthony and Raise the Barr held a special holiday celebration for the families at Jeremiah Program in Minneapolis.   Check out photos and read more   .

Anthony and Raise the Barr held a special holiday celebration for the families at Jeremiah Program in Minneapolis. Check out photos and read more.

Personal Gift

The Vikings held practice at Anthony’s high school Loyola High School in Los Angeles. Anthony recently made a $25,0000 personal gift (not from RTB) to support Loyola High School’s football team. This is the second gift Anthony has made to the team.

The Vikings held practice at Anthony’s high school Loyola High School in Los Angeles. Anthony recently made a $25,0000 personal gift (not from RTB) to support Loyola High School’s football team. This is the second gift Anthony has made to the team.

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