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A Conversation with Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab

Friday, March 2, 2018
8:30am - 11:00am PST
California Community Foundation, Joan Palevsky Center
281 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Join us for a lively conversation over breakfast with Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab! Sara is one of the nation's leading experts on innovative ways to make higher education more accessible and affordable. Her latest book, Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream (University of Chicago, 2016), is an Amazon best-seller and a 2018 winner of the Grawemeyer Award. It has been featured on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, the New York Review of Books and CSPAN’s Book TV, among other venues. John E. Kobara, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at California Community Foundation, will provide introductory remarks.


8:30 - 9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:00 - 11:00 AM Conversation with Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab


Sara Goldrick-Rab is Professor of Higher Education Policy & Sociology at Temple University and Founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, the nation’s only translational research laboratory seeking ways to make college more affordable. She provides extensive service to local, state and national communities, working directly with governors and state legislators to craft policies to make college more affordable, collaborating with non-profit organizations seeking to examine the effects of their practices and providing technical assistance to Congressional staff, think tanks and membership organizations throughout Washington, D.C. In 2013, she was invited to testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. In 2014, she received the Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association and in 2015 she graduated from the William T. Grant Foundation’s Faculty Scholars program. In 2016, POLITICO Magazine named her one of the top 50 people shaping American politics. The American Educational Research Association bestowed its 2017 award for best research article on her study of financial aid and college employment. 


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Who May Attend
Open to Southern California Grantmakers' Education Funders Group, SoCal CAN members and Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund grantee partners.

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