Rhode Island College President Nancy Carriuolo is among more than a hundred college presidents at the White House Thursday for President Barack Obama's Summit on College Opportunity.
Carriuolo will be joined by Providence Public Schools Superintendent Susan Lusi.
Providence is one of more than 50 cities that have joined an effort to increase the number of residents with college or other post-secondary degrees.
Providence school officials say they are working with Rhode Island College on an initiative focused on Latino students, under a grant from the Lumina Foundation.
The overall goal is to increase the number of minority and low-income students earning degrees by 2 percent in the 55 cities participating in the initiative by December of next year.