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Type 2014
Goods In addition to her K-12 education leadership, Elizabeth has led the Foundation’s college completion strategy. Central to that strategy is Success Boston, a citywide partnership to double the college completion rates for graduates of the Boston Public Schools. Elizabeth has worked with nonprofit partners to develop and implement a coaching model that helps low-income, first generation college students as they transition from high school, through the completion of the second year of college. In 2014, the Boston Foundation was awarded a competitive Social Innovation Fund grant by the Corporation for National and Community Service to expand the Success Boston coaching model, and beginning in 2015, will support approximately 40% of the city’s high school graduates who are pursuing a post-secondary credential.