A Shared Vision
Maximizing the impact HBCUs & Tribal Colleges 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) and Tribal Colleges. HBCUs and Tribal Colleges play a critical role in creating opportunities for 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, cohorts of Tribal Colleges and 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
Savannah State University
Virginia Union University
The Second Cohort of the Way Forward initiative
Harris-Stowe State University
Le Moyne-Owens College
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.