15 For 15

We are celebrating our 15th anniversary in 2020. Launched in 2005, DVP-PRAXIS LTD provides strategy, research, and evaluation services to private foundations, national intermediaries, state and federal agencies, colleges and universities working to expand opportunities and close equity gaps in postsecondary access and completion. We are action-oriented, focusing our work to inform implementation and measure impact of effective strategies for higher education and workforce education systems and providers to improve postsecondary credential attainment.

To commemorate this milestone, the 15 for 15 campaign will identify five (5) not-for-profit organizations committed to expanding opportunities for students to succeed in postsecondary education and to closing equity gaps in postsecondary credential attainment. We define equity to mean providing the necessary resources and supports to lift up students who have historically not been served effectively by postsecondary education, especially African-American, Hispanic, and Native American students; students from low-income backgrounds; first-generation students; and adult students seeking to upskill who may have enrolled in postsecondary education or who never enrolled in college and may not have completed a high school diploma or its equivalent. We believe that focusing policy and practice changes on these students is a fundamental and necessary aspect of an equitable postsecondary attainment agenda.

Every two months or so beginning this month (February 2020), a member of our team will nominate an organization to receive a charitable donation from DVP-PRAXIS LTD to support
their efforts to address equity in postsecondary attainment. In addition to this donation, we will post a summary description of each selected organization on this webpage with a link to each organization in case visitors our website would also like to donate. We will announce each selected organization on our company LinkedIn page https://www.linkedin.com/company/dvp-praxis and via Twitter @dvppraxis.

Transition | Semper Fi Fund

The Semper Fi Fund provides urgently needed resources and lifetime support for combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Case Managers from the Fund work one-on-one with service members and veterans to understand and support their individual needs right now and throughout their lifetime. Our donation will support the Transition Program, which provides funding for educational expenses such as books, short term training programs, and non-degree credentials.

Semper Fi Fund was nominated by Sarah Deal who wrote:

“I know first hand that money donated to this fund goes directly to veterans compared to other organizations where overhead costs take donations away from the intended purpose. One of our groomsmen lost both of his legs in Afghanistan and Semper Fi Fund has been truly transformational to both his and his family’s life.”

DVP-PRAXIS LTD is excited to announce that Semper Fi Fund is the first recipient of our 15 For 15 Campaign.  For more information on The Semper Fi Transition Program , click here. If you choose to make a donation, please use Appeal Code #20DVVPC.