Foundation Grantee Spotlight: Braven Celebrates a Decade of Impact
Braven, a national organization founded by Chicago native Aimée Eubanks Davis to address the education-to-employment gap, recently released an impressive impact report in celebration of its tenth anniversary. CME Group Foundation has supported Braven since 2019 as part of its College and Career Success portfolio, with funds totaling $250,000. The Foundation’s most recent grant supports Braven Chicago’s Career Accelerator Programs.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, only about 30% of 1.4 million low-income or first-generation college students who enroll each year will graduate and secure a strong first job or enter graduate school. By empowering underrepresented students with the skills, experiences and confidence necessary to succeed, Braven is a part of the solution.