Breaking Ground: Lower Income, Higher Ed

Aug 23, 2015

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.