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    Unveiling OASIS and improving success for underprivileged students

    Coming to Queens College is a new initiative aimed at increasing minority graduation rates. Optimizing Academic Success and Institutional Strategy is Education Trust’s innovative initiative to improve higher education success for underprivileged students. The organization, which is a non-profit advocacy, promotes programs aimed at helping students of low-income and minorities in order to close achievement gaps completely. The initiative will be implemented in 11 schools, including Florida A&M University and University of Houston. Among these colleges are six Hispanic-Serving Institutions, four Historically Black Colleges and Universities and one urban research institution. Bonita Brown, Director of Higher Education Practice at EdTrust, said that the initiative will be composed of HBCUs and…