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August Newsletter

According to a 2013 study, at high school graduation, 66% of all students, and 80% of Black students nationally are not considered college-ready. The challenge of persisting through college is even greater for students who are Pell grant-eligible and/or first-gen.

At BridgeEdU, we believe that every scholar deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. STEP, which opens today in theaters nationwide, follows a group of young women who found and led a step team at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women (BLSYW) in their final year of high school. The movie brilliantly documents the stories of three talented young women and their personal journeys to pursue a college education.

We encourage you to take time to see STEP this weekend. Not only does it tell a story of grit and creativity, it also shows how BridgeEdU serves as a critical lifeline for students of promise.  As our Founder and Chairman Wes Moore often states, “We are not a product of our environments, but of our expectations.”


Tisha Edwards
President, BridgeEdU

Mentorship Matters

BridgeEdU Director of Student Services, Tiphane Waddell, speaks to Maryland Public Television about the importance of mentorship, and demonstrates the work that we do together at BridgeEdU!  

Wes Moore nominated to University System of Maryland board

The BridgeEdU team is delighted and humbled to report that our CEO, Wes Moore, has been nominated by Governor Hogan to join the University System of Maryland Board!

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Donovan Livingston’s viral commencement speech on educational inequity, Harvard University

In this viral 2016 commencement speech, Harvard Master's Graduate Donovan Livingston speaks on the inequalities in education, and the importance of educators understanding, encouraging, and giivng back to their students.

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New York Times: How To Help More College Students Graduate

On the importance of intrusive advising and mentorship in improving college retention among at-promise students: "How to Help More College Students Graduate"

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PBS trailer for All the Difference

Check out this trailer for All The Difference, premiering on PBS on September 12th! Impactful stories like these continue to inspire the rest the BridgeEdU team in our work.

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Wes Moore and Oprah Winfrey discuss The Work and BridgeEdU

On Sunday, September 4th, Our CEO sat down with Oprah Winfrey on her show, SuperSoul Sunday, to discuss his book The Work and the meaningful work we are doing at BridgeEdU!

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BridgeEdU CEO discusses partnership with Coppin State, plans for expansion

Dr. Maria Thompson and BridgeEdU CEO Wes Moore discuss our exciting new partnership with Coppin State, and our company's growth in a recent article. Read the original article at

BridgeEdU embarks upon its third year with its 2016-17 cohort of BridgeEdU Scholars!

BridgeEdU is launching its third cohort of scholars! Earlier this month, we celebrated their welcome with our annual week-long On-Boarding Orientation -- it was EXTRAORDINARY. The orientation was held on the campus of the beautiful [...]