The TalentED Project is a new online platform designed to match first-generation, lower-income college-goers with select institutions that are a good fit for them.
Free for all users, this relationship-based tool connects admissions recruiters with college access professionals (guidance counselors and nonprofit leaders) in order to strengthen the recruitment pipeline of high-potential students.
The program is a partnership between UBS, the Tennessee College Access & Success Network (TCASN) and Discovery Education, and designed in consultation with over 150 college admissions and college access professionals. Following the launch of a successful pilot, The TalentED Project is now live nationwide.
To date, 140 admissions recruiters from 86 colleges and universities, including Barnard, Davidson, Georgia Tech, Middlebury, Swarthmore and Vanderbilt have signed up on the site. 186 college access organizations, including Breakthrough, College Possible, KIPP, OneGoal and The Opportunity Network, working in over 90 cities are creating profiles and inviting students. So far, over 800 students have signed up.