What is Moon Shot?

image of the earth rising over the moon with the words "moon shot for equity" against a blue background

Moon Shot for Equity is an initiative to close equity gaps in higher education by the year 2030.

To fulfill the promise of student success, we must eliminate persistent equity gaps at our colleges and universities. Our communities and our country will thrive only if all people have a fair and equal chance to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed.

Today, that means helping many more Americans complete college degrees and credentials of value. Schools that join the project commit to working together and with EAB to help more underrepresented students of color and other historically underserved populations graduate from college.  RRCC has partnered with EAB Moon Shot for Equity which is a 5-year commitment to build a comprehensive equity strategy across all areas of the college while removing institutional barriers to equitable student success.

Through Moon Shot for Equity, RRCC will develop a cohesive equity plan that provides research-backed best practices, policies, and technology proven to reduce and eliminate equity gaps. For our students, that means reaching their attainment goals in less time, for less money, and achieving better career outcomes.

If you are a Red Rocks faculty or staff member and would like to participate in our Moon Shot effort, email rrcc.inclusion@rrcc.edu