Education and Academic Support! / College Readiness and Retention

Beyond 12

In 2015 and 2016, the foundation supported a portfolio of college readiness grantee organizations by offering them the opportunity to partner with Beyond 12 to overcome the data gap between the high school and higher education systems and track and support students after their transition to post-secondary school, which increases the college completion rates for underserved students.

Through a funding collaboration between the foundation and the Charles Hayden Foundation, Beyond 12 is partnering with a collective of both foundations’ grantees, including NYC SALT, Harlem RBI, Bishop Kearney High School, College Match, Henry Street Settlement, East Harlem Tutorial Program, and Global Glimpse, to implement its customized Alumni Tracker tool to track and support nearly 3,000 college students in their transition to college.

The Alumni Tracker is a web-based tool that enables college access organizations to track and analyze their alumni’s quantitative and qualitative college data, such as course enrollment, grades, and student engagement and employment patterns. Additionally, Beyond 12 is providing these organizations with its MyCoach mobile app, an on-demand guide to help students keep track of key deadlines, resources, and opportunities through an interactive, campus-specific checklist augmented by automated, evidence-based “nudges.”