This $1M Grant Aims To Help Robert F. Smith Improve The Odds Of Minority College Students Graduating

“The HELPS Program has become a critical pillar of the holistic support that Student Freedom Initiative offers students at HBCUs and MSIs,” Robert F. Smith, Founder and Board Chairman of Student Freedom Initiative, and Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Vista Equity Partners said in a statement, per the press release. 

He continued: “Nearly 60% of students say that they lack adequate access to food or housing, which are only a few of the barriers jeopardizing their ability to graduate. I am thankful for the support of the Capital One Foundation in ensuring that we are able to meet the growing needs of students at HBCUs and other MSIs around the country.”

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