ACT Establishes ACT Center for Equity in Learning

Posted: June 22nd, 2016

ACT today announced the establishment of the ACT Center for Equity in Learning. The Center will advance ACT’s nonprofit mission to help people achieve success in education and the workplace through partnerships, research and initiatives aimed at closing gaps in equity and achievement for underserved learners. It will be based in ACT’s Iowa City headquarters and led by Jim Larimore, who previously served as ACT’s chief officer for the advancement of underserved learners.

“The U.S. has an increasing challenge to live up to the American dream,” said ACT Chief Executive Officer Marten Roorda. “Educational equity and access are societal issues that impact individuals across the country. The ACT Center for Equity in Learning will build upon ACT’s longstanding commitment to address those issues, promoting college and career readiness, access and success for underserved students.”

The Center brings together and leverages ACT’s Office for the Advancement of Underserved Learners, the ACT Foundation, and ACT’s corporate giving and volunteer programs into a single unit with one aligned purpose and goal.

Read the press release here.