GSE Publications

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

2012

Publication Source

Metropolitan Universities

Volume

22

Issue

3

Start Page

63

Last Page

82

Abstract

Urban colleges and universities not only have a responsibility to engage in activities designed to improve the educational attainment of local urban youth, but also have extensive financial, human, intellectual, and organizational resources that may be directed productively toward this purpose. This article describes the multipronged approach that the University of Pennsylvania is using to improve college opportunities for students attending Philadelphia high schools. We conclude by offering lessons that other institutions may draw from this example.

 

Date Posted: 26 August 2015