Student debt in the United States officially surpassed the $1 trillion mark in 2012. Six years later, it now exceeds $1.5 trillion. Will millennials be able to own their own homes, afford a family, and acquire the jobs that will pay for it all? The student loan portfolio in our country is growing at unprecedented rates, leaving students and families who hope to improve their financial fortunes with an education and better career prospects in economic distress.

Join us on Wednesday, July 11, for TCF’s next “Think. Drink. Mingle” to hear from experts in the field about how big this crisis really is, and what it means for individuals, families, and the American economy.


  • Tariq Habash, Senior Policy Associate, The Century Foundation
  • Marissa Martin, Northeast Regional Director, Young Invincibles
  • Julie Margetta Morgan, Fellow, Roosevelt Institute

About Think. Drink. Mingle.

Every summer, The Century Foundation hosts a series of events bringing together civically engaged professionals working in NYC to expand their networks and discuss policies that promise to build a better future—all while enjoying a spread of wine and cheese.. Whether you’re new to the city, here for the summer, or just really enjoy meeting other incredibly smart people, you’re invited to join us as we share a drink (or two) and discuss issues that matter.