IN! Pathways to Inclusive Higher Education

A nonprofit organization

$4,126 raised by 26 donors

83% complete

$5,000 Goal

IN!'s mission is to create fully inclusive college opportunities in Colorado for students with intellectual disabilities to foster academic growth, social development and career advancement.

We are INspired by students and INvested in creating college opportunities for all! Your donation will directly support IN! as we continue opening doors to inclusive higher education pathways for students with intellectual disabilities.

When you give to IN!, you support our commitment to provide:

  1. Expansion: IN! is actively working to have inclusive college opportunities for individuals with ID statewide. 
  2. Outreach: IN! responds to unique needs in various communities across Colorado.
  3. Education: IN! provides resources to students, families, and educators so they can start preparing for college.
  4. Student Success: IN! supports current programs with technical assistance, guidance on program design, and tracking student outcomes.

"[My peers] included me as one of them, not just as someone different." - Student

"The bar has been set high, and the students have risen and reached it! They have been presumed competent and their lives changed." 

- Graduate Parent

Giving Activity

Mission

To create fully inclusive college opportunities in Colorado for students with intellectual disabilities to foster academic growth, social development and career advancement.

Background Statement

IN! Pathways to Inclusive Higher Education has a Vision that students with intellectual disabilities will be welcomed on college campuses and allowed to continue their education and preparation for life, as inclusive pathways become part of the fabric of all colleges and universities throughout Colorado.

Historically, society's low expectations coupled with limited opportunities have prevented people with ID from the benefits associated with a higher education. Students with ID transition from high school to adult day programs, very low paying jobs or, in too many cases, simply end up sitting idly at home with limited social outlets. Many individuals live below the poverty line, and have little prospect of rising above it.

Providing access to college is a paradigm shift with life-changing results for individuals with ID. Through the work of IN!, students with intellectual disabilities are on Colorado campuses at UNC, UCCS, ACC, and Regis. In the past year, IN! announced expansion to CSU and MSU Denver. We're INvested in ensuring college access continues to be possible for every student with ID in Colorado.

For more information visit www.inclusivehighered.org.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

IN! Pathways to Inclusive Higher Education

other names

IN!

Year Established

2014

Tax id (EIN)

47-2441202

Category

Education

Organization Size

Medium Organization

Address

7931 S Broadway #193
Littleton, CO 80122

Mailing

7931 S. Broadway #193
Littleton, CO 80122

Service areas

CO, US

Phone

720-629-0196

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