Urban Education Policy A.M. alumna Madalyn Ciampi ('17) has published a Civic NationVoice piece in Forbes Magazine about the recent initiatives in Rhode Island, including Brown University's recent launch of the Brown Promise campaign, to make higher education affordable and accessible.
After providing an overview and soliticiting statements on each initiative in The Ocean State, Ciampi reports,
Rhode Island, like other Promise cities and states, understands that a high school diploma is no longer enough to ensure job security and a high quality of life for its residents. The state, a private university, and a city-level nonprofit are the first to take steps towards ensuring that all students can continue their education after high school, whether that is at a community college, a four-year university, or a trade or technical school. Rhode Island is a shining example of how the Promise movement can be tailored to any level to provide students with the resources they need to continue their educations beyond high school.
"When it comes to the Promise movement," Ciampi concludes, "the Ocean State is making waves!"