Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Intermediaries for Scale Initiative

Complete College America has been selected by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to participate in the Intermediaries for Scale (IfS) Project which focuses on collaborating with institutional teams to create the required conditions to initiate and sustain transformational work to improve college completion outcomes for low-income students and students of color. The competitive selection process yielded a community of scholars and practitioners representing 13 organizations who are partnering to develop a comprehensive network to provide support to their cohort institutions.

Participation in this project will facilitate further expansion of CCA’s Theory of Change to work with institutional leadership to identify structural barriers contributing to institutional gaps perpetuating inequity in student outcomes. As a national advocacy organization committed to scaling for change, the IfS Project provides an opportunity to expand CCA’s influence in game changing enablers for improved equitable student outcomes across 2-year and 4-year institutions serving a variety institution types.

CCA Cohort Participants:

  • Bishop State Community College (Mobile, AL)
  • Clark Atlanta University (Atlanta, GA)*
  • College of Southern Nevada (Las Vegas, NV)†
  • Dillard University (New Orleans, LA)*
  • Harris Stowe State University (St. Louis, MO)
  • Langston University (Langston, OK)
  • Lawson State Community College (Birmingham, AL)
  • Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, NY)
  • Wayne State University§

* Partnering with the United Negro College Fund
† Partnering with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
§ Partnering with the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities


Selected Intermediaries:

  • Achieving the Dream (ATD)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEP)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Complete College America (CCA)
  • E3 Alliance
  • Excelencia in Education
  • Growing Inland Achievement (GIA)
  • Jobs for the Future (JFF)
  • John N Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education
  • MDRC
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  • United Negro College Fund (UNCF)


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