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VIDAL Access
961 Haddington Dale
Birmingham
AL
 
United States
205-267-2860
Contact Name:
Lance Beverly - Founder, President, & CEO
Program Description:
VIDAL access Inc., is a non-profit organization located in Birmingham, Alabama. It was founded in July 2019 to provide in-school college counseling services at Title 1 schools. These services range from essay and resume development to test prep strategies and recommendations letter support (including professional development for teachers). Presently, we are partnered with Jefferson County Schools, with a plan to scale across the entire school district; this will involve pushing-in VIDAL college counselors to support school staff in guiding students through the college admissions process.
Established:
2019
Number of Students Served:
1,000
Funding:
Fee-for-service via school partnerships
Mission Statement:
To help low-income students navigate the college admissions process so that they can attend college at an affordable cost.
Objectives:
- Increase application totals to 2-year and 4-year colleges - Increase acceptances to top-tier universities and liberal arts colleges - Increase applications to third-party scholarships - Enhance data reporting at partnered (Title 1) high schools - Scale school partnerships across Jefferson County Schools, the second largest district in the state of Alabama
Academic Prep:
Yes
College and Postsecondary Planning:
Yes
High School (9-12):
Yes
Day:
Yes
Evening:
Yes
Weekdays:
Yes
Weekends:
Yes
During School:
Yes
After School:
Yes
Summer:
Yes
School Attended:
Yes
Income Based:
Yes
Residency Based:
Yes
Male:
45%
Female:
55%
First Generation:
78%
Two Year:
45%
Four Year:
43%
Other (including military, workforce, vocational/trade school):
12%
Hispanic/Latino (including Spain):
23%
Black or African American:
57%
White (Including Middle Eastern):
20%