CAP College Success Institute 2021
Theory to Action: Empowering Students to College and Career Success
- Monday, May 17, 2021 9:00 AM - Tuesday, May 18, 2021 5:00 PM GMT-07:00
Nationally, only 13% of low-income students graduate from college by age 24. This is not enough. Professionals from across the country will convene at the CAP College Success Institute to share best practices and strategies that empower students to college and career success. Professionals from community-based and direct-service organizations, representatives from colleges and universities are invited to attend.
Keynote speaker Anthony Abraham Jack, Harvard University Assistant Professor of Education and author of “The Privileged Poor,” will address what it means to be a poor student on a rich campus. This question is all the more important as colleges and universities continue to take affirmative steps to socioeconomically diversify their campuses. In his keynote, Anthony Jack will examine how class and culture shape how undergraduates navigate college by exploring the “experiential core of college life,” those too often overlooked moments between getting in and graduating.
Anthony Jack, sociologist and Assistant Professor of Education at Harvard University, is transforming the way we address diversity and inclusion in education. His new book, “The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students,” reframes the conversation surrounding poverty and higher education. Anthony Jack is also a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. Recently, he wrote a feature for The New York Times Magazine’s Education Issue, based on his book and life experience as a low-income college student. His research has been cited by the New York Times, the Boston Globe, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, The National Review, The Washington Post, American RadioWorks, WBUR, and MPR. His book, “The Privileged Poor,” was named the 2018 recipient of the Thomas J. Wilson Memorial Prize by Harvard University Press.