“There are so many students in our community who need this support. Higher Edge restores hope and belief that everyone looking to go to college can reach their goals.”
– Genesis, TRMC ‘15
Connecticut College, 19
Founded in 2011, Higher Edge is a community-based organization dedicated to providing New London’s historically underserved low-income and first-generation students with access to consistent support and resources in their pursuit of a college degree.
Now more than ever, Connecticut needs a community-based approach to college access and success to ensure its students are attaining the advantages of higher education.
Higher Edge Student Snapshot
- Qualify for free or reduced-cost lunch
- Are of racial and ethnic backgrounds underrepresented in higher education
- More than half live in single-parent homes
- Will be the first generation in their family to receive a Bachelors degree.
Despite these factors, Higher Edge students are achieving. They are enrolling in college, succeeding on their campuses, and graduating with college degrees. Their transformations into young responsible adults are remarkable as they prepare to enter the workforce and become leaders in their community.