15-K Jefferson-Rise Together Initiative
The 15K-Jefferson Rise Together Initiative is a powerful higher education support system for African-American students from the five Zones of Hope Neighborhoods (Shawnee, California, Newburg, Russell, and Parkland) Students will be supported through:
- Jefferson on campus mentor and external mentor.
- Enrichment activities and trips.
- Monthly coaching appointments.
- Service learning opportunities.
- Access to Persistence and Graduation Fund to address financial barriers.
- First-year experience, Black Student Leadership, and Peer Mentoring (Rise Together Ambassador).
- Preferred employment in the Multicultural Center (based on federal work-study eligibility or Ready to Work Program Participation).
- Academic support services.
15K-Jefferson Rise Together Initiative Year 1 Data
|Race/Ethnicity||Count (17-18)||Fall 17 GPA||Spring 18 GPA||Cumulative GPA|
|Credential Seeking Students
|11,760||2.35 GPA||2.38 GPA||2.49 GPA|
|Black/African American Students||2,765||1.96 GPA||1.93 GPA||2.10 GPA|
|Non-Zones of Hope Black/African American Students||1,898||2.00 GPA||1.95 GPA||2.14 GPA|
Zones of Hope Students
|867||1.85 GPA||1.89 GPA||2.0 GPA|
|15K-Rise Together Pilot Cohort||
Fall 17- 26 students
Spring 18-18 students
|2.74 GPA||2.6 GPA||2.8 GPA|