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Collective Success Network supports low-income, first-generation college students

The Eagles continue to support nonprofits that work to reduce barriers to opportunity and end racism. In support of Black History Month, the Eagles are proud to recognize the work of one of these nonprofits each day.

Since 2017, Collective Success Network has aimed to even the playing field for low-income, first-generation (LIFG) college students so that they, too, can reach their full potential through education.

According to Collective Success Network, only 25 percent of Philadelphia high school students enroll in college and only 40 percent of those students will graduate from college.

The organization's founders, Due Quach and Nancy Li, both former LIFG students, have enlisted the help of a passionate network of volunteers in an effort to increase those percentages through mentorship, career awareness panels, professional skills training, learning workshops, and networking events, the next of which is a virtual Community Connection event on February 19. Those looking to participate can register at bit.ly/CSNconnection.

The organization is doing all of this with the hopes of preparing students to enter professional career paths, collaborate with a wider business community to create innovative solutions to increase college success rates, and build a socioeconomic diverse talent pipeline.

Collective Success Network has already built leadership teams at Drexel, Temple, and the University of Pennsylvania, and is looking to launch a consortium chapter for students from smaller colleges and universities in the fall of 2021. The Eagles looked to help the organization in its efforts by granting it $15,000 via the Social Justice Fund.

"With the $15,000 funding from the Eagles Social Justice Grant, we will reach even more local LIFG students to help them realize their college and career aspirations and nurture them as future leaders," the nonprofit said via a press release.

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