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UT Austin Education Pipeline Initiative Awarded $400,000 Kresge Foundation Grant


The Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color, a program in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at UT Austin, has been awarded a $400,000 grant from the Kesge Foundation. The three-year grant will support its efforts in helping low-income male students of color enter the college pipeline.

Since its inception in 2013, the Consortium has built a statewide network of educators who are working together to help African American and Latino males succeed. With the Kresge grant, the Consortium aims to build upon its educational offerings, practices and policies. The goals include building upon its advisory council, and developing tools and activities for partner institutions (K-12 school districts, community colleges and four-year universities).

“This grant will support the Consortium as we embark on a strategic planning process and will enable us to develop a sustainable model for our future work and continue to build capacity among our partner institutions to better serve boys and young men of color,” said Victor Saenz, executive director of the Consortium and professor in the College of Education.

About the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color
The Consortium is a network of partners across educational sectors that come together to share knowledge and expertise, and to support each other in bridging the achievement gap for male students of color. Through its many statewide programs and initiatives, the Consortium aims to serve as a model for other school districts and colleges across the nation.

About the Kresge Foundation
The Kresge Foundation is a $3.6 billion private, national foundation that works to expand opportunities in America’s cities through grantmaking and social investing in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services and community development in Detroit.