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University recommits to American Talent Initiative

Chancellor Andrew Martin announced the WashU Pledge during his 2019 inauguration ceremony in Brookings Quadrangle. (Photo: Jerry Naunheim Jr./Washington University)

Washington University in St. Louis has renewed its commitment to the American Talent Initiative (ATI)’s Accelerating Opportunity campaign, a nationwide effort to graduate an additional 50,000 low- and moderate-income students from ATI member colleges and universities by 2025.

“The American Talent Initiative has been a terrific partner to Washington University as we work to break down the barriers that stand between low- and moderate-income students and a WashU education,” said Chancellor Andrew D Martin, an ambassador to the campaign. “I am proud to represent an organization that recognizes the urgency of cultivating and supporting talented young people regardless of their financial background.”

ATI is an alliance of 334 colleges and universities that graduate at least 70% of their students in six years. Founded in 2016, the initiative researches and elevates best practices in the recruitment and support of low- and moderate-income students and promotes successful strategies at member institutions.

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