Our partners are critical to our success.
We continue to seek charitable nonprofit organizations and corporations that are interested in helping us develop programs that are sustainable, replicable, effective, and efficient.
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.
Jeremiah Program Twin Cities
Raise the Barr has been collaborating with the Jeremiah Program since we were established in 2016. They have served as key advisors to us on the two-generational approach to serving single parent scholars. In addition, we have held joint fundraisers and collaborated on our scholarship program. As we expand our programs, we look forward to deepening our relationship with the Jeremiah Program. During the NFL season, Anthony visits the early childhood education center each month to spend time with the children in the daycare program. We provided tuition scholarships to Jeremiah Program students and in 2017 launched the Raise the Barr Emergency Grant Fund at Jeremiah Program.
University of Los Angeles
Raise the Barr works with UCLA Student with Dependents to distribute scholarships and emergency grants to their students. Anthony attended UCLA and RTB continues to explore ways to support single parents at UCLA.
University of Minnesota
Raise the Barr works with the University of Minnesota's Student Parent Help Center to explore ways to increase opportunities for these student parents and their children. Our mutual focus is on providing wrap around service to support the students and their children holistically.
In 2018, we made a gift to to support research at the University of Minnesota’s Student Parent HELP Center (SPHC). The gift from Raise the Barr will fund a new research initiative to evaluate SPHC’s programming and its impact on student parents’ successful graduation. 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.”
RTB has also provided tuition scholarships to University of Minnesota student parents and in 2017 launched the Raise the Barr Emergency Grant Fund at the University of Minnesota.