Researchers at Harvard and Stanford recently found that many talented low-income students don’t apply to the nation’s top colleges, largely because they don’t know about them. But as radio station WNYC in New York City reports, outreach efforts by selective colleges and organizations like Questbridge, the Opportunity Network, and others are working hard to address the problem. Take the case of Mariely Garcia of Harlem. Mariely—who will graduate from high school at the top of her class and with a nearly perfect grade point average—has not only heard of Bowdoin, she’s been admitted and plans to keep doing all she can to help raise the aspirations of her peers.
Mariely Garcia Finds Her Way From Harlem to Bowdoin (WNYC)
March 29, 2013 By 3 Comments