“Talent is evenly distributed, opportunity is not.”

We aim to change that.

The National Education Equity Lab aims to enable the American Dream for low-income students creating a new, scalable, 21st-century bridge from high school to college, career and beyond.

Lincoln Center celebrates students, teachers, and families in the National Pilot. Read More →

Our Vision

The National Education Equity Lab is a nonprofit — working with top colleges and universities, the Common Application, Carnegie Corporation of New York City, and other major institutions — that aims to advance economic and social mobility opportunities for low-income students at scale.

In collaboration with academic, nonprofit, and philanthropic partners, the Lab is creating a new pathway for students to advance and demonstrate college readiness.

Our Strategy

We deliver online credit-bearing courses from top colleges and universities into teacher-led high school classrooms across the nation. Students can earn widely-transferable college credits, at no cost to them — providing the opportunity to make college more affordable and accessible.

Because impact requires more than great content, we offer a package of additional supports, including one-on-one college mentors, college-mindset videos and messages, and personal technology so that access isn’t a barrier to participation.

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“Democratizing access to higher education in our nation has never been more critical. Harvard’s leadership in offering a college credit-bearing course to talented students in Title 1 high school classrooms is game-changing.”

Former U.S. Secretary of Education and Advisory Board Member

Expanding Access & Opportunity

High school students from Title 1 schools will have the opportunity to take widely-transferable college credit-bearing courses from multiple, top colleges and universities at no cost to them.

Pilot College Courses

View at-a-glance preliminary pilot findings data here →

Harvard Extension School

Poetry In America: The City From Whitman to Hip Hop! Taught by Powell M. Cabot Professor at Harvard University, Elisa New

Arizona State University

Introduction to Engineering: Imagine Design. Engineer! Taught by Arizona State University Professor, Haolin Zhu, Ira A.

Howard University

Principles of Criminal Justice, Taught by Howard Professor Bahiyyah Muhammad

Cornell University

Big Data for Big Policy Problems, Taught by Cornell Professors, Maria Fitzpatrick and Matthew Hall

Yale University and the University of Connecticut

Principles of Happiness Taught by Yale Professor Laurie Santos