Mission, Vision, & Values

VISION Our vision is that any student with the will and drive to graduate from college can earn a degree debt-free, regardless of geography or economics.   MISSION Our mission is to provide working students with a pathway and the support to graduate from college on-time and debt-free.   BELIEFS We believe every student should have access to a high-quality college education, but know that a Bachelor’s degree isn’t the only path to a fulfilling life aligned with their goals. We believe our students’ well-being is more important than our organizational outcomes. We believe hard work with the right supports…

Media

Press & Media   Can These New Colleges Help Solve Higher Education’s Equity Problem? (EdSurge)   Austin non-profit helping adults earn college degrees (KVUE)   Changing Adult Students’ Lives with Competency-Based Education (E-Learn Magazine)   Charity Chats (Charity Charge)   Meet Higher Education’s Newest Players: Education Sherpas (Chronicle of Higher Ed)   College Built for Non-Traditional Students (OpenIDEO)   Moving Beyond the Grant: Unlocking New Funds to Grow Your Organization (Mission Capital)   Talent Development and Personalization Central to Long-Term Success (The Evolllution)   Student Mentoring, the post-traditional Learner, and Unbundled Education (Moonshot Edu)   New Chances with a New Model for…

2015 Annual Report

  How We Got Here In October 2012, three working college students took a risk and enrolled in college with PelotonU. Since then we’ve learned and grown, and better understood how to serve students in Austin. Our Vision Our vision is that any student with the will and drive to graduate from college can earn a degree debt-free, regardless of geography or economics. Our Mission Our mission is to provide working students with a pathway and the support to graduate from college on-time and debt-free. Our Beliefs We believe every student should have access to a high-quality college education, but…

PelotonU’s Board Members

PelotonU has seven board members from the Austin community, including a current student. Our board plays an active role in strategy and governance as we continue improving our support for working college students in Austin and share those lessons with partners in communities outside Austin. Here are our current members, as of January 2017.   Mary Ellen Pietruszynski Executive Director, Sooch Foundation A former teacher and attorney, her work with the Sooch Foundation alongside area non-profits provides important insights into best practices for nonprofit governance and operations. Mary Ellen also serves on the Austin Opportunity Youth Steering Committee and is active…