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Where We’re Going: The Inbetweener

Where We’re Going: The Inbetweener

What do you do when you’re one of eight children and your parents make too much money for financial aid, but not enough for everyone to get the support they need to go to college? Brianna Roach is a 2012 graduate of St. Augustine College in Raleigh, N.C, and she tells her story of being an “inbetweener”—and finding ways to secure high school enrichment and college access in the grey zone of limited eligibility for financial supports.

Brianna Roach from MDC on Vimeo.

This is the third installment in a series called “Where We’re Going: Places on the Road to the North Star,” which explores lessons from the past three years of the Partners for Postsecondary Success (PPS) initiative and looks ahead, toward the North Star goals the partner cities are aiming to achieve. The video was recorded at the PPS April 2013 Learning Institute.

PPS, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and led by MDC, is an effort by partnerships in Amarillo, TX; Brownsville, TX; Raleigh, NC; and affiliate site Charlotte, NC, to increase the number of low-income young adults getting postsecondary credentials that lead to living-wage jobs.