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Q2 2016: Students First

Over the weekend on Facebook, I noticed a picture from three years ago. It showed PelotonU’s third enrollment party — back before Sarah, Khan, or our office — when we gathered with 6 new students on the roof of Whole Foods to celebrate their college aspirations. A lot has changed since then. We stopped offering housing, became co-ed, lifted the age cap,and began working with College for America (CFA). What’s remained consistent is that when we make decisions, students come first. Our first priority is to be accountable to you — for finances, student support, communications, and community. You are our most important stakeholder, and it’s in…

Who Do You Serve First?

Teddy Roosevelt famously once said, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” For a start up like us, this triggered an important question in the early stages of forming our higher education non-profit. What can we actually do right now with what we have? In short: with limited staff, money and time to demonstrate our viability, let’s serve students with the smallest barriers to college now so we can serve students with more complex barriers later. Early in our formation, we tried to achieve our mission of helping working students graduate from college on-time and debt-free in a…