Cleveland-based tech company helps first generation college students get leg up in admissions

A Cleveland-based tech company will partner with the University of Chicago to help students become the first in their families to attend college.

Wisr, which creates online networking platforms for university students and alumni, will contribute to the university’s new Empower program, company co-founder and CEO Kate Volzer said in an emailed statement. Empower aims to open the university to first-generation students, underrepresented students and students who live in rural areas, according to the university’s website.

Click here to read the complete article. Story excerpt provided by The Plain Dealer. Written by Mary Kilpatrick. Originally published June 20, 2018.

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