Our Work

CAO is working to advance opportunity through the following activities:


Investing in HBCU faculty to study education, criminal justice, and entrepreneurship and their work to create pathways to better outcomes.

Encouraging HBCU undergraduate students to pursue careers in education, criminal justice, or entrepreneurship, and graduate students to produce research related to these fields.


Campus Conversations:
Hosting speaker series to facilitate conversations between the HBCU community and scholars, elected officials, public and private sectors leaders, and international dignitaries.

Collecting data through Gallup’s TMCF/Koch Opportunity Survey to inform decisions at the national, state, and local levels.

The State of Opportunity in America Summit:
Convening HBCU faculty and national thought leaders to examine the latest academic research and best practices.