Data & Impact

Is your community working together today to ensure that all young people in your city have access to the programs and services they need in order to succeed? Is postsecondary education even an option for all students in your community?

Imagine having a partner at the table that can help you answer yes to the questions above. The Weiss Institute partners with communities to provide the long-term technical assistance to ensure all young people can point toward, and reach, the North Star of college or other postsecondary education completion, as a gateway to adult success.

Our Impact

The Weiss Institute brings together the best thinking, latest research and field-tested strategies to support communities that are seeking to help more students get on a path to success in higher education and beyond. The Weiss Institute makes it possible for those communities to have the knowledge and tools to implement their own initiative to boost postsecondary attainment – informed by Say Yes to Education’s 30-plus years of experience in the field.

13,000
students who have gone to college with Say Yes support

Since the launch of the first proof-point site for Say Yes to Education’s communitywide strategy, in Syracuse, in 2009, about 13,000 young people have gone off to college or other postsecondary education institutions with support from Say Yes.

15 %
increase in high school graduation in Buffalo

Since the launch of Say Yes Buffalo partnership in 2012, the number of students graduating high school has increased by 15 percentage points overall (+17 percent for African-Americans).

10 %
increase in college-going students in Buffalo

Since the launch of the Say Yes Buffalo partnership in 2012, the number of students enrolling in college has increased by 10 percent.

0 %
achievement gap in Syracuse

Since the launch of the Say Yes Syracuse partnership in 2009, the 10-percentage achievement gap – as measured by high school graduation – between students of color, and their white counterparts, has been eliminated (Overall, high school graduation rate has increased by 12 percentage points.)