Way Forward Initiative

Creating Transformational Impact at HBCUs

Through financial support from Bank of America, EAB is partnering with 5 HBCUs to advance institutional and student success. 

A Shared Vision

Maximizing the impact HBCUs have on their respective communities

A Shared Vision

Maximizing the impact HBCUs have on their respective communities

A Shared Vision

Maximizing the impact HBCUs have on their respective communities

A collaboration between Bank of America and EAB

As part of its $1 billion, four-year commitment to advance racial equity and economic opportunity, Bank of America is investing in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). HBCUs play a critical role in creating opportunities for Black Americans and communities of color. They, along with many higher ed institutions, face unprecedented challenges, which have been exacerbated by the pandemic. With Bank of America’s sponsorship, an inaugural cohort of five HBCUs will partner with EAB to secure long-term financial sustainability, empower their students and communities to thrive, and deliver on their mission across the decades to come.

The Inaugural Cohort of the Way Forward initiative

Central State University

Claflin University

Huston-Tillotson University

Savannah State University

Virginia Union University

Rooted in research and data, fueled by insights and expertise

The Way Forward initiative is powered by EAB’s Global Research Partnership (GRP). Through GRP, all participating institutions will have unlimited access to our library of best practice research, and be supported by a dedicated team of strategic advisors, each with over a decade of experience in higher education leadership. EAB will help each school chart a new strategic direction, make accountable progress as a cohort, and expand their leadership teams’ capacity to accelerate change across the organization.

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Learn more about how your organization can get involved with the Way Forward initiative

If you are a reporter and would like to interview someone from EAB about this project, please contact John Michaels (jmichaels@eab.com)

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