College is seen as one of the most important ways for young people to break the cycle of poverty. In recent years, our nation has focused on helping low-income students apply to college and receive financial aid. This, however, is only half the story. By some estimates, a very small number of these students — only 1 out of every 4 — actually graduate from college.
In Breaking Ground's latest documentary, host Kavitha Cardoza introduces you to Christopher Feaster – a low-income D.C. resident who was unable to complete college despite having a full-ride scholarship. We’ll explore how his story reflects the broader challenges facing these students and consider potential solutions to the nation’s college completion rates for its most vulnerable students.