Morgan Stanley

The Equity in Education and Career Consortium

In partnership with leading nonprofits and institutions of higher learning, the Morgan Stanley Institute for Inclusion is committing its financial and intellectual resources to addressing systemic inequities in education and career outcomes for young adults from low-to-moderate income backgrounds, with a focus on ethnically diverse students.

“We are investing in solutions that drive greater access to education and social mobility more broadly and have meaningful impact on communities. We believe this investment will help address racial inequities and drive stronger financial outcomes in the long run for these students and their families.” —Susan Reid, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Morgan Stanley

Our Mission


The consortium aims to provide students with opportunities that may not be otherwise be visible in their communities, including early exposure to careers in financial and professional services.


The consortium will offer a support system to students throughout their educational journeys by way of skills training, mentoring, coaching and wrap-around services. 



The consortium will give students an opportunity to broaden their skills and networks, supporting those efforts through internships, scholarships and job placement.

Our Commitment

Our Powering Potential Program

Career Exploration

Build business knowledge, commercial awareness and technical skills and provide exposure to career pathways and opportunities. 

Financial Education

Build foundational knowledge to help students be better equipped to invest, spend and save money wisely 

Well-Being and Belonging

Build an eco-system of support for students and promote a feeling of belonging as they prepare to start their careers. 

Our Partners

A Better Chance

A Better Chance is increasing the number of well-educated young people of color that assume positions of responsibility and leadership in American society.

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ANY (America Needs You)

ANY is a national non-profit organization that provides first-generation college students with transformative mentorship and intensive career development. 

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Braven empowers promising, underrepresented young people with the skills, confidence, experiences and networks to transition from college to first jobs and graduate school.

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College Possible

Since 2000, College Possible has helped put more than 81,000 students from disinvested communities on the path to economic mobility by earning a college degree—all at no cost to students or their families.

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The City University of New York’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs and Accelerate, Complete, Engage (CUNY ASAP|ACE) provide students with a comprehensive suite of financial, academic and personal resources and services, ensuring that they stay on track and graduate on time. 


Hispanic Federation

The Hispanic Federation works to empower and advance the Latino community and institutions through programming, advocacy, grantmaking and capacity building.

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iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower students from historically marginalized communities to graduate high school, succeed in their post-secondary pathway of choice, and achieve their career ambitions. 

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SEO Scholars is creating a more equitable society by closing the academic and career opportunity gap for motivated young people from underserved and/or historically excluded communities.

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Learn More About Our Commitment to Diversity