We have begun the roll-out of our successful college access programs in our Beacon Community Centers, to be followed by an expansion to our Cornerstone Community Centers. The new College Bound Program will significantly expand the number of high school students participating in college access programs in after-school and weekend programming. College Bound will help students develop their skills and talents and support their academic progress starting in ninth grade. The dual-generation program also helps parents understand the college applications process and financial aid availability. These students are the first in their family to attend college, and through this program students and parents work towards “where” the student will go to college, rather than “if” they will attend college.
Our thanks to The Pinkerton Foundation for piloting Collegiate Express, CAMBA’s first highly successful college access program, and supporting this expansion to more families and communities.