Strong Start To Finish

Right Now, A First-year Student Sits In A College Classroom Being Ill-served By Developmental Math.

Students must be set up for success in their first year at college. Developmental math and English courses can stand in the way of their path to a degree. Strong Start to Finish is shifting that path so that every student can start strong, to finish strong.

Our Mission

Strong Start to Finish works to bring equity to higher education by supporting change at scale in policy and practice across the nation.

Our Vision

Strong Start to finish supports change at scale by incubating the development and promoting the dissemination of actionable, evidence-based policy and practice about student entry to and success in their initial year of college to bring equity to education.

Our Values

Strong Start to Finish has seven core values. These values represent key convictions that guide our decisions and direct our work.

Join the movement to create fundamental and lasting policy change together.

Thank You For the Generous Support from Our Philanthropic Partners

Strong Start to Finish operates thanks to the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Ascendium Education Group and The Kresge Foundation. Additional funds are welcomed from future national, regional and local investors.

You Can Be Part of Creating a Fundamental Shift for These Students

Join a funding collaborative that impacts the entire postsecondary system. Your investment goes to support fundamental and lasting policy change. Translate your learnings into action – get involved:

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FOCI Series 4: Creating Effective Learning Experiences at a Distance

This Focused Online Collaborative Interactions (FOCI) series consists of six sessions that explore the principles and strategies that support student-centered learning in a virtual environment, create community and increase inclusivity and access for all students, and promote student engagement and motivate learning.

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SSTF Monthly Digest for September

September 15, 2020

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September 17, 2020
Ascendium Education Philanthropy News
July 8, 2020
The Chronicle of Philanthropy