Group Uses Documentary Storytelling to Promote Access to College

Tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan interrupted Donald Richards's college career—twice. Traval Mensah, the son of immigrants from Ghana, has to work 40 hours a week around his classes. After a decade in the work force, Andrea Fitch struggled to return to college and balance family obligations.

Those stories, among others, were the focus of a summit here on Tuesday held by the Institute for Higher Education Policy, which screened a 30-minute documentary, Redefining Access