Scrolling through Ted.com, I found an interesting article about Robin Hood and its $40,000, $60,000, and two winners each grab a $3.5million prize prize to help students through school. I ended up leaving my desk to go grab some brain food. I stopped in the living to see on showtime television broadcasting a lead on Robin Hood. The Robin Hood organization is fighting poverty by treating the philanthropy organizations like actual businesses. Robin Hood helps soup kitchens, homeless shelters, etc. by giving them access to accounts, marketers, and sufficient funds to meet planned goals and encourage these people to get back on their feet.
Robin Hood Foundatoin is doing another notably deed by creating the College Success Prize. The College Success Prize markets to students attending community college to finish up their degree by giving them an opportunity to win thousands of dollars. The prize system will help get students involved by putting their personal lives, passions, and goals and incorporate that into a presentation for a great prize.
I would assume that all community colleges are marketing this prize with other scholarship opportunities. But I would think that there is more displays and attention aimed at community colleges in low-income cities or to students that live in low-income neighborhoods. Although I chose to read the article first, the video that complimented the article was also entertaining. I enjoyed the design and visuals that accompanied the statistics of struggling college students and why the College Success Prize strives to help students (like myself) that are currently attending community colleges strive to finish up their degrees and provide financial help for higher education.
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A $5 million challenge to help community college students graduate by Kate Torgovnick May
Other sources: RobinHood.org
Date accessed: 20 April 2014