The CBA Prep Academy Tours the Koraleski CAB Lab
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The CBA Prep Academy Tours the CAB Lab
About the CBA Prep Academy
History: In the fall of 2020, senior leadership at UNO announced new strategic investment areas of inequality, social justice, race, and class in our society. There was a university-wide call for program proposals focused on these areas, with the opportunity for some to be selected to receive temporary funding. The CBA Prep Academy was one of them, and officially began operation in October 2021.
Mission: The CBA Prep Academy’s mission is to provide the academic skills, exposure, and support necessary to succeed in college and the workplace thereafter to all students, including those who are first generation, low income, and/or underrepresented.
Vision: The CBA Prep Academy’s vision is to be an elite college preparatory program for students of all backgrounds, creating a diverse talent pipeline from high school to UNO CBA to the Omaha workforce.
Ultimately, the program aims to uplift marginalized populations within the Omaha community, diversify the student body of UNO CBA, and create a diverse pipeline of CBA graduates who will bolster the Omaha workforce.
“Programs like this can break generational cycles of poverty and provide students the opportunity to be the first in their families to graduate from college,” said Academy Director, Rebecca Atkins. “Whether or not things like investing, the economy, and finance are discussed at home, I want students to know they belong here and that a degree in business is attainable.”