“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 Harvard University, 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.

Additional Fall 2020 Universities and Courses

To be announced soon