Through advocacy, mentorship, and more, many YP4 Fellows work to create equitable access to educational opportunities and resources for current and aspiring students at all levels of the education system. In this process, Fellows take into account the different identities of students and the unique barriers they face. They also work to increase the inclusion and participation of a variety of racial, cultural, religious, and social groups in their campus communities’ student bodies, faculty, administration, and course offerings.
An example of equity and access work can be seen in 2010 Fellow Rachel Ramirez’s Blueprint, through which she developed and coordinated the GED tutoring program for Pomona College service workers, where students worked with university employees to help them pass their GED exams.
Many thanks to Maxwell Love ’11 and People For the American Way Foundation staff for their help in the shaping of this issue area. Photo of a student-participant in 2013 Fellow Bianca Rodriguez’s Blueprint and school-based non-profit Art Critically program.