Supporting student success
Every student deserves the chance to get a high-quality education, no matter where they live or how much their family makes. Strengthening America’s education system – from K-12, to higher education, to career and technical education – is good for students, communities, and the economy.
Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Education program works to ensure that all students have the skills and opportunities to succeed in the 21st century. By putting students’ needs ﬁrst and broadening educational opportunities for youth, whether by expanding access to colleges and universities or by strengthening career and technical training, Bloomberg Philanthropies focuses on giving more students a chance to fulﬁll their potential.
Every Student Deserves a High-Quality Education
Annual Report 2021
Bloomberg Philanthropies Recognizes 28 Colleges and Universities as American Talent Initiative High-Fliers for Transformative Leadership in College Access and Success for Lower-Income Students
As Students Continue to Suffer COVID-Related Learning Loss Bloomberg Philanthropies Launches Comprehensive Summer Learning Program to Help Thousands of Kids
Bloomberg Philanthropies, CUNY Chancellor Matos Rodríguez and Schools Chancellor Banks Launch College and Career Peer Advising Program to Benefit Thousands of New York City High School Students
Politico Pro: Bloomberg Philanthropies commits $5.2M for high school peer advisory program
Bloomberg Philanthropies and Matriculate Expand Partnership to Provide High-Achieving, Lower-Income, First-Generation Students with Free One-On-One Virtual College Advising
New York Daily News: More than 1,000 NYC first graders’ college savings accounts set to grow by total of $1 million
Expanding College Access and Success
Far too many talented, low- and middle-income students do not even apply to — let alone attend and graduate from — the top colleges and universities they are qualified for. Bloomberg Philanthropies aims to expand access to higher education through the American Talent Initiative, which works with schools to help them recruit high-achieving, lower-income students, and the CollegePoint program, which works with students to help them apply to the nation’s top colleges.
Supporting Career and Technical Education
A high school diploma is no longer a ticket to a good job, and there are now an increasing number of middle-skill jobs, which require more than a high school diploma but less than a bachelor’s degree. To help more students get the qualifications and experience they need for these jobs, Bloomberg Philanthropies supports pilot and early-stage apprenticeship programs and works to build an evidence base of effective programs that can be shared and replicated across the country.
Advancing K-12 Education
Bloomberg Philanthropies’ efforts to advance education are grounded in the belief that broad coalitions can help put students’ interests first, increasing high school graduation rates and ultimately college enrollment. Mike Bloomberg uses his personal funds to support pro-reform candidates who work to enact meaningful policy changes that will ensure accountability and high standards in schools.
Supporting Educational Institutions
Mike Bloomberg is committed to improving education across the U.S., and he has long supported educational institutions that have a special importance to him and make a real impact in their communities. These include Johns Hopkins University, the Museum of Science in Boston, Cornell Tech in New York City, and the country’s four historically Black medical schools.
Top photo: Michelle Katmauswa, a Duke University student who participated in the CollegePoint program.