This morning, I turned on my favorite news channel and became livid. It wasn’t the usual anxiety-inducing conversations of late. It was worse to me because it was an attack on the one thing that is guaranteed to aggrandize communities of color, communities in poverty, and communities encountering violence: college.


I was recently struck by a blog post from Antero Garcia:

You don’t do school when you are sick. You heal.

When a school community is rocked by a natural disaster — an earthquake, a wildfire, a tornado–we don’t send students to Google classroom and we don’t ask teachers to…


If you parent a high school or college student or you are a high school or college student, you are probably wondering how the coronavirus might impact your college admissions decisions and college life. …


Recently the Hechinger Report published “The universities that enroll more poor students have less financial aid to give,” detailing the disparities in funding at public flagship universities compared to their counterparts. The piece lists a number of interesting data points, including:

  1. 41% of public four year colleges cost more than…


Yesterday, I was feeling ill but needed to go to work anyway. I thought that a nice cup of coffee from one of my favorite places would be a perfect way to start the day and make me feel better.

When I walked into the coffee shop, there were people…


I think one of the core societal issues we grapple with is what is a crime and how that correlates to punishment.

The news has daily discussions about the crimes that the president has committed or is being investigated for committing.

CNN.com

Yet he has yet to receive a consequence…


I wasn’t surprised to see all of the news reports of wealthy parents getting caught gaming the college admissions system. I was pleasantly surprised to see the number of messages I received asking me to weigh in on the controversy. I must be doing something right because they were asking…


When I was in college, it was never a question of how long it would take me to graduate: four years or less. My friends, who were also on scholarship, had the same mentality. During finals, we would give each other a head nod when we spotted each other in…


Way before talk of a wall, my aunt traveled across the border with a paid coyote. She was Black, dark enough to fit outside the norms of Latino identity. If ever that was a benefit, it was at the border. But her sons looked more mestizo so they were tucked…

Vielka Hoy

CEO and Founder at Bridge to College bridgeto.college

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