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Name of the Organization
College Summit
Contact Person
Veronica DeLandro
Contact phone
203-776-0668
E-mail
vdelandro@collegesummit.org
Website
http://www.collegesummit.org
Interest
Youth, Education
Description Interest
College Summit started in 1993, with four students at a teen center in the basement of a low-income housing project in Washington, D.C. The Center's Director, J.B. Schramm, had worked as an Academic Advisor at Harvard while in graduate school, and had seen that Admissions Officers were hungry for low-income talent. But every year at the Teen Center, he saw dozens of such kids ready for college and not going. He was reminded of his own inner-city high school in Denver where – except for the very few with top grades and scores – low-income students didn’t go to college. The students with mid-tier credentials, many of whom could have done well at college, lacked the “know-how” and support senior year that the students whose parents had gone to college enjoyed.

Tired of seeing students "graduate" from his teen center to the street, Schramm became determined to help admissions offices see students the way he saw them. He enlisted the best writing instructor he’d seen in graduate school, and the finest urban youth worker he knew. Together they designed a system to help bright, low-income students who, with the right support during the post-secondary transition, could propel their lives (and communities) in a positive direction.

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Posted on December 1, 2011 at 3:18pm 0 Comments

Founded in 1993, College Summit is a national non-profit organization with a mission to transform the college admissions process and increase the college enrollment rate of low-income students. Today’s college admissions system leaves behind a key portion of America’s talent: low-income, academically mid-tier students. Working in partnership with the critical players in the college-access challenge – students, parents, high schools, and colleges –College Summit enables all these players to…

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At 1:31pm on October 24, 2011, Lee Cruz said…

Jamal,

Welcome to GNH Community, glad to have you join us. Members may post information that they think will be of interest to nonprofits, civic organizations, the people they serve or the general public. For example, you may post calendared events on the events page, non-date specific information on the blog, pictures, video or discussions in the forum.

 

Check out the groups created by other members; this is a great place to ask specific questions. You may request to join as many groups as you wish or start a new group. The creator of a group sets the parameters for membership. If you have a question about a group, please write to the owner (the person who initiated the group). Veronica may wish to request membership in the Executive Director's. This is a "closed" group for E.D.s to talk with each other. The founder and several members are leaders of youth serving organizations.

 

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