I Know I Can (IKIC) was founded in 1988 as a result of the foresight, dedication and generosity of community and civic leaders who believed that no child should be denied a college education simply because they could not afford it. I Know I Can is the only college access program in Columbus, and one of the largest and most successful in the nation. Since its beginning, I Know I Can has made higher education a reality for tens of thousands of Columbus City Schools students who dreamed of a college education and worked hard to get it.
I KNOW I CAN's mission is to inspire, enable and support Columbus City Schools (CCS) students in pursuing and completing a college education.
1. TO INSPIRE CCS students to make college a part of their future by providing them with knowledge about the benefits of post-secondary education. 2. TO ENABLE CCS graduates with I Know I Can Grant assistance and leveraging additional financial assistance. 3. TO SUPPORT CCS graduates once in college with support services to help ensure degree completion.