We help primarily low-income, first-generation students with their admissions and their financial aid (FAFSA) applications. We also help them with their admissions essays and scholarship searches. Our services take place in our office as well as in places in the communities around us when we are invited. We are open late afternoons and evenings to allow students to come in after school and bring their parents after work.
Number of Students Served:
more than 2,400
Grants, individiual donations
Our mission is to help level the playing field for young people whose families have no prior experience with college by providing equity of access to college for those who have been underserved and underrepresented. We work with many families from low-income, at-risk neighborhoods to help them break the cycle of poverty and disappointment.
1. Increase the number of students in our local colleges and universities. 2. Involve parents in the college preparation process. 3. Increase awareness about college opportunities. 4. Collaborate with other public agencies that work with young people, e.g., schools, Boys & Girls Clubs, churches, etc.
Preparation of college admissions and financial aid applications
College and Postsecondary Planning:
Middle School (6-8):
High School (9-12):
Hispanic/Latino (including Spain):
Black or African American:
White (Including Middle Eastern):