BUFFALO, NY-Some marquee universities are signing on with Say Yes to Education, the national non-profit that helps students in low-income school districts, including Buffalo, pay for college.
Founder George Weiss announced Monday in Syracuse that Harvard, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Duke and Georgetown have joined the organization's higher education compact.
Say Yes to Education, based in New York City, serves nearly 65,000 children in K-12 in five northeastern cities. Buffalo became a Say Yes city in 2012. Graduates of the city's public high schools are entitled to full-tuition scholarships at any public, two or four-year college or university in New York State to which they are accepted.
"The Say Yes Compact is about hope," said Weiss, "and with the addition of these five terrific universities to our already impressive list, their commitment helps send the message of hope to our young men and women in Syracuse and in our other cities as well."