Opportunity

What does “Opportunity in America” look like for students?

March 5, 2019

A recent Brookings Institution report examined pathways to high-quality jobs for young adults and found that while employment rates are high among all young adults, they are higher among those who did not experience disadvantage as an adolescent. Student Reporting…

How did you achieve the American Dream?

December 19, 2018

The American Dream means something different to everybody, but most people can agree on one aspect of it: it can't be achieved alone. Bob McKinnon is the creator of our Your American Dream Score tool, and now he's sharing his…

Puerto Rico’s Students Rebuild at NYU

March 28, 2018 | Clip

THE UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO WAS DEVASTATED BY HURRICANE MARIA. ALL ELEVEN OF THEIR CAMPUSES WERE CLOSED DOWN IN THE WEEKS FOLLOWING. WITH THE ISLAND’S EDUCATION SYSTEM IN A STATE OF FLUX, 50 OF THEIR STUDENTS, INCLUDING ANA GARCIA AND…

Boomers and the American Dream

October 16, 2017

(Editor’s Note: This story is part of a partnership between Chasing the Dream and Next Avenue.) By: Richard Eisenberg Boomers and the American Dream After reading this article, take the American Dream Score quiz here. So, back to the boomers:…

Elizabeth White’s American Dream Score

October 13, 2017

(Editor’s Note: This story is part of a partnership between Chasing the Dream and Next Avenue.) Elizabeth White’s American Dream Story By: Richard Eisenberg Here’s early-wave boomer Elizabeth White on her American Dream story: “That can’t be right” was my…