By Chris Dowling, Development Director at PelotonU

“Hey mom, I’m on a call — can you take the little ones?” Jeri calls to her mom while on Zoom with me, as her grandkids run in the background. Jeri is one of the growing number of students across the country supported…


By Chris Dowling, Development Director

Rodolfo and Gemma are as close as siblings can be, in large part because of the immense hurdles they have overcome together. They welcomed me into Gemma’s apartment, where they balance full time school, full time jobs, and occasional relaxing in between. Meeting them both…


Hey friend,

Sarah and Hudson here.

Our hope, in every part of our work, is that candor and transparency can help grow an education field that’s healthier, more humble, and more committed to decisions rooted in the expertise of students.

2020 began with plans to better serve young parents and…


Hudson Baird

In January 2014, we made the riskiest decision in PelotonU’s early history — closing our residential apartments (remember when we lived with students) and shifting the focus of our support to a study space. …


While we’re excited to share our reflections and new insights from the last year, we also want to be accountable for our outcomes, transparent with our numbers, and grateful for the many supporters who make our work possible.

Despite a pandemic and a recession we see step-function growth in the…


Sarah Saxton-Frump

Part of being an anti-racist organization — especially one led by two white co-founders — means continuously searching for and addressing blind spots. These change as we grow, and we stumbled upon one in 2020 that had far-reaching implications. …


Dora Guerra, Harrison Neuert, & Sarah Saxton-Frump

Poetry plays a big role at PelotonU, so it’s no wonder that “the root of the root” came to mind when writing this letter. Taken from an e.e. cummings poem, these words carry meaning for me far beyond its romantic context. …


Sarah Saxton-Frump

Even though I grew up affluent and white, I started working at 13 — a parental mandate even my dumb teenage self knew was a good one. …


One of the complexities of being a learning organization is we can focus so much on what we want to improve that we forget to celebrate our growth and milestones along the way. …


“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” — Their Eyes Were Watching God

Hey y’all, Sarah and Hudson here.

If startup success is 50% luck, then one of our first big breaks was being welcomed into a special community of social entrepreneurs in Austin. …

PelotonU — Rethinking College

PelotonU provides working students a personalized pathway to graduate from college on-time and debt-free.

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