Without Your Help, Next 36 Hours Could Mean End for Pell Grants
In her new column for “America’s Tomorrow: Equity in a Changing Nation,” PolicyLink Founder and CEO Angela Glover Blackwell addresses our nation’s growing racial and generation gap and its impact on social, educational and economic policies, citing three critical programs that would “help provide a boost to the next generation.”
One of those programs is now in danger of being cut permanently, and needs our help.
Within the next 36 hours, the Federal Pell Grant Program – which provides needs-based grants for low-income college-bound students – could get cut as a result of ongoing debt-ceiling discussions on Capitol Hill. Such cuts would prove devastating for young people across the country in need of quality and affordable education options. Especially those in low-income areas and communities of color.
But it’s not too late.
Today, The Education Trust, a national organization dedicated to closing America’s opportunity and achievement gaps, launched an important petition calling us all to action by urging President Obama to protect Pell Grant funding. You can visit here to read and sign the pledge on Change.org.
Make your voice heard. Join the fight to save Pell.