Southern California Program

Community Partners/College Match

Los Angeles, CA
December 2015

College Match provides comprehensive college access and retention services to low-income, first generation students from East and South Los Angeles.  A two-year Keck grant will allow the program to expand to additional schools to serve a total of 530 juniors and seniors and keep in touch with an additional 330 alumni.  Services include 100 hours of SAT Prep classes, college site visits to outstanding schools all over the country, continuous counseling and mentoring over a two-year period, advocacy with college admissions officials, and considerable emphasis on retention activities.  The goals are to get a vast majority of College Match participants into top ranked colleges and all of its students into four-year colleges with substantial financial assistance packages.  In 2015, 76% of College Match seniors were admitted into a Top 25 college or university, 98% were admitted into at least one Top 50 college or university, and all were admitted into a four-year institution of higher learning.  Once students are in college, the focus is on ensuring that they graduate and have successful and fulfilling lives.

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