MDRC Invites Proposals from College Promise/Free College Programs

Informational Webinars Planned for September


In the fall of 2017, MDRC will launch the Promise Success Initiative, which will provide College Promise and Free College programs across the country with technical assistance and continuous improvement research support to enhance and strengthen new or existing programs. Programs are invited to submit proposals to participate in Promise Success. The request for proposals can be found here.

Accepted programs will receive intensive, research-based technical assistance from MDRC free of charge in areas such as:

  • Motivating students to action through strategic behavioral messaging

  • Successfully tracking and monitoring data for program improvement

  • Designing and continuously improving student support components

If your program is considering implementing new components based on research evidence of what works for low-income students, please join us for a webinar about the Promise Success Initiative on September 25. The slides from our first webinar on September 12 are available below.

Webinar 1 Slides

Webinar 1 Q&A

Webinar 2 Registration

The webinar will include time for Q&A. Answers to applicants’ questions will also be published here on MDRC’s website. 

The Promise Success Initiative will be funded by the Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates.