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, SCholarships, and other news

Aspen Forum on Children and Families

Anthony and his mom, Lori, were honored to be invited to speak 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. There was barely a dry eye in the house after Anthony's heartfelt explanation for why he started Raise The Barr. Watch the video below.

RTB Announces Gift to University of Minnesota

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.

Anthony Visits Children at Jeremiah Program

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“I had so much opportunity and love, it’s only right to give that back.” - Anthony

“I had so much opportunity and love, it’s only right to give that back.” - Anthony

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.

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.