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To and through – Bottom Line makes college success a reality

Kids & Community Partners views its work as non-profit investing – meaning we calculate a return on investment based on the value we’re bringing to under-resourced children and youth. That calculation takes into account more than 35 different outcomes that we believe pull kids out of generational poverty.

And one thing our research and data consistently shows is that a bachelor’s degree is the closest outcome to a ticket out of generational poverty.

Bottom Line is a trailblazer and national leader in the field of college success. Its unique and proven mentoring model helps first-generation and under-represented students get to and through college. More than 76 percent of Bottom Line students earn a bachelor’s degree in four years. Kids & Community Partners, which operates in some markets where similar populations earn bachelors at a rate as low as 10 percent, vetted Bottom Line for four years before making an investment that will help scale the program to more students.

Some of our multi-year multi-million-dollar investment will help bring Bottom Line to Ohio, while also expanding the program’s virtual mentoring footprint.

“It’s not just about serving 10,000 students and adding a market here and there,” said Bottom Line board chair Kevin Connolly. “It’s about getting to 100,000 students.”

Bottom Line programming will become available to Ohio students starting in the 2022-23 school year.

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