The University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Carthage College, Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) and UWM have joined a national initiative led by education firm EAB aimed at ending equity gaps in higher education by 2030.
These institutions comprise the first regional consortium of higher education institutions to sign on to the “Moon Shot for Equity.” Parkside, Carthage, MATC, and UWM will work together and with EAB to help more underrepresented students of color and other historically underserved populations graduate from college.
“UW-Parkside’s commitment to close persistent equity gaps is unwavering, and while we have made progress over the past decade, we have more work to do,” said UW-Parkside Chancellor Debbie Ford. “Joining with our Milwaukee region higher education colleagues, EAB, national experts and philanthropies for the Moon Shot for Equity positions us to provide more students, especially students of color, a pathway to a university education. As a first-generation college graduate, I know the impact of higher education and now it is time to pay this forward for the next generation.”