Amarillo College’s “No Excuses” Poverty Initiative: A Strategy Guide

May 2019

Clare Cady, Cara Crowley, Sara Goldrick-Rab

Through data-supported intentional actions, Amarillo College (AC) is dedicating itself to addressing student-defined needs. While this process is not easily captured in a template or toolkit, this guide outlines the key elements of AC’s transformation so other colleges and universities can adapt them to their unique contexts while beginning to dismantle the barriers poverty imposes on students.