for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
A visualization of the factors behind tragically low college completion rates and stimulus for innovators to tackle the challenge.
Move more students from aspiration to graduation
95% of low-income middle schoolers aspire to attend college but only 8% actually graduate. How can we reveal what’s happening in a way that will inspire innovation in the right places?
A map that inspires innovation
We identified the root causes of student success and created an infographic that makes them easy to understand. We performed “what if” exercises to spark creative thinking for a Facebook hackathon and prize competition which focused on using tech to get students not just to college — but through it.
Impact by the numbers
- Studies reviewed
- inspirational company profiles
- challenges for silicon valley to tackle
Help for a hackathon
Two in-depth infographics helped hackathon participants understand the challenges faced by low-income students who are trying to attend college. Both are available online in Prezi form. We hope you’ll find them useful, too.