Reaching Underserved Students: Nolvia Delgado, Kaplan Educational Foundation

In this episode, Nolvia Delgado, Executive Director of the Kaplan Educational Foundation discusses how to better reach underserved students. She also address how to change the stigma of community college being 13th grade and the future of higher education with host speaks with host Dr. Joe Sallustio, Senior Vice President-Global, Lindenwood University and co-host Anya Bierzynski, Senior Executive of Digital Solutions at Advance 360 Education.

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A graduate of Borough of Manhattan Community College (‘09) and Smith College (‘11), Delgado represents the talent that KEF’s nationally recognized Kaplan Leadership Program seeks to develop. The program helps high-potential, low-income community college students from underrepresented communities complete their Associate’s degrees and successfully transfer to the nation’s most highly selective schools. Kaplan Scholars receive stipends for living expenses, extensive tutoring, academic advisement services, leadership and career training, and other resources and support to help them earn their four-year bachelor’s degrees, expand their personal goals, and eventually attain leadership roles in their professions and communities.

Beyond firsthand experience as a KLP Scholar, Delgado brings to her new role professional experience in program development, community outreach and engagement, fundraising and partnership development. This includes work in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, including a stint at KEF as a Program Development Associate (its first Kaplan Scholar hire) and as Fundraising and Charitable Partnerships Manager for Kaplan International in London. Most recently, she rejoined KEF from global law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where she has been serving as a Community Engagement Specialist.

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