A non-profit 501(c)(3) college access organization in Newark, OH, we partner exclusively with the Newark City School District. Working closely with the guidance staff and teachers across the school system, building principals and the superintendent's office, A Call to College services impact hundreds of Newark students and parents each year. From introducing second graders to the vocabulary of college to helping seniors complete their Free Application For Federal Student Aid, the staff and an army of community volunteers focus intensely and efficiently on promoting education beyond high school. Accomplishments include: Awarding over 2.5 million dollars of need-based aid to qualified Newark High School graduates over the past twenty-two years; Increasing ACT test completion rates for juniors twenty fold since the inception of the A.C.T. Now program in 2007; Forming an innovative partnership with Central Ohio Technical College, Denison University and The Ohio State University at Newark to begin a comprehensive early college awareness program in the Newark elementary and middle schools; Receiving the Thomas L. Conlan Award, sponsored by the KnowledgeWorks Foundation, in recognition for excellence and creativity in inspiring students to pursue post-secondary education.
Number of Students Served:
Primarily Community Funded
To assure every qualified Newark High School graduate the opportunity to pursue higher education.
To fulfill Our mission, the following objectives inform A Call to College programs and services: • to motivate and encourage students to graduate from high school and to pursue post-secondary education; • to counsel and advise Newark City School students and their families about sources of financial aid for college; • to provide Last Dollar Grants to qualified Newark High School graduates; •to increase awareness and understanding of the benefits of education beyond high school.
Last Dollar Grants; FAFSA Assistance; ACT registration, preparation and completion; Early Awareness
College and Postsecondary Planning:
Middle School (6-8):
High School (9-12):
Other Requirements :
We serve ALL Newark students
Other (including military, workforce, vocational/trade school):
Black or African American:
White (Including Middle Eastern):