Where is the Gap?
While the cost of each student's education is $18,000, that amount is offset by our Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP).
COVID-19 has drastically impacted the CWSP. It has affected our corporate partners' ability to provide jobs for our students, either because of COVID-related economic downturn or because offices will not be open to host the students.
We need to raise $9,000 per student to make up for lost jobs. This represents 22% of our operating budget, on top of our normal fundraising goals.
In a typical year, all of our students would have jobs.