A college degree changes everything. Our college success program makes it possible for thousands of students from low-income backgrounds to successfully matriculate and graduate from college. Our near-peer Fellows are the critical link to students staying connected and engaged with their education. They build valued, trusted, and enduring relationships with our students to help them navigate the extraordinary complex college journey.
Grow our Fellowship program, keeping Fellows at the center of program delivery and student support.
Expand our college access program within new and existing high schools, and in a new community in California.
Grow our college success program (Scholarships + Fellows) with a targeted focus on the community college pathway.
To effectively and efficiently deliver on our mission and best serve our students, we must remain agile and responsive to the changing needs of our community.
Invest in the development of our people and systems to optimize our capabilities, performance, and capacity to pivot.
Cultivate our best practices, promoting learning, adaptation, and alignment for continuous improvement.
Continue to grow our diverse and inclusive environment through the intentional integration of DEI through all organizational policies, practices, programs, and our people.
To broaden our impact and ensure our long-term sustainability, we will double our annual operating budget, and continue to increase the capacity and effectiveness of our fundraising and communication efforts.
Engage all donor communities–individuals, institutional, corporate, and scholarship partners in each of our regions with meaningful volunteer and giving opportunities.
Attract and secure investment from major foundations and corporate partners.
Grow our Board of Directors and Regional Advisory Boards to optimize our visibility, network building and resource generation.
To expand access to and success in higher education for students from low-income backgrounds, we will share learnings, collaborate with key partners, and advocate for policy and systems change.
Provide field leadership to advocate for equitable educational legislation and policies.
Share best practices in coalitions and forums to build momentum and community/field efforts toward student success.
Continue providing training and technical assistance to campus and field practitioners to better support students through the financial aid process, matriculation, and community college success.
To support students’ transition from college graduation to careers in order to prosper and positively impact their communities.
Expand our career success program to provide professional mentoring, portfolio development, and success support.
Grow the professional development program for our Fellows and alumni.
Amplify student and alumni voices and community engagement to change the narrative of what’s possible.