Our Mission

The Today’s Students Coalition (TSC) is a diverse group of the nation’s leading policy and advocacy member organizations, affiliates, and student advocates united to push for urgently needed federal policy changes that better serve today’s students. The Coalition is dedicated to forging the future of higher education through bipartisan initiatives focused on the needs of learners who are working adults, parenting students, military-connected, and first-generation students.

As a coalition, we work to:

Elevate the voices and lived experiences of today’s students through civic leadership development.

Recommend effective policy improvements that remove barriers and ensure today’s students can access and complete valuable postsecondary credentials.

Create a drumbeat of support for the needs of today’s students through a unified voice using the strengths of Coalition members and partners and levers like federal policy to create systemic change.

Serve as a resource for policymakers seeking information and ideas to improve the postsecondary landscape for today’s students.

Our Team

Tanya Ang

Tanya Ang

Managing Director, Advocacy
Robyn Bland

Robyn Bland

Communications Director

Board of Directors

Julie Peller

Julie Peller

Chair, Founder and former Executive Director, Higher Learning Advocates
Jordan DiMaggio

Jordan DiMaggio

Vice President, Policy and Digital Strategy, UPCEA
Dr. Chris Bustamante

Dr. Chris Bustamante

Executive Director, Arizona Community College Coordinating Council
Mr. Michael D’Ausilio

Mr. Michael D’Ausilio

Global Head of Employee Engagement, Culture & Conduct, JP Morgan Chase
Dr. Dewayne Matthews

Dr. Dewayne Matthews

Fellow, Lumina Foundation

Our Commitment

Our Commitment

We actively work toward a world in which everyone has access to real opportunity in an equitable and inclusive system of higher learning.

  • Learner success — enrollment, completion, employment, earnings, and value — is no longer determined by the color of a student’s skin or the zip code from which they come.
  • All of today’s learners, including students of color, low-income students, adult students, and student parents, are valued, respected, and supported by providers of higher learning.
  • Pursuing higher learning is not systematically out of reach financially or culturally for communities of learners, especially Black and Latino learners.
  • All pathways through higher learning — including alternatives to a four-year degree — are a choice of value to learners, institutions of higher learning, and employers.

Careers

Join Our Team

TSC is a nonprofit organization focused on advancing the bipartisan solutions needed to shift to a new system of higher learning that works for all of today’s students. We are seeking teammates who have an entrepreneurial spirit, think strategically, appreciate teamwork, and are dedicated to expanding educational opportunity and equality for all.

Full-Time Positions

We currently do not have any openings for full-time positions.

Internships

We currently do not have any openings for internships.

Our Partners

Today's Students Coalition is thankful for the generous support of our current and previous contributors.