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College Visions empowers low-income and first-generation college students in
Rhode Island to achieve the promise
of higher education.

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Celebrating 20 Years of College Visions

Our Programs

COLLEGE ACCESS
PROGRAM

Through 1-on-1 advising and other critical activities, the College Access Program guides 12th graders to successfully navigate the college admission process and enroll in college.

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COLLEGE SUCCESS
PROGRAM

By providing 1-on-1 success advising, financial support, and ongoing encouragement, the College Success Program empowers college students to stay on track and earn a degree.

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COLLEGE TO CAREER
PROGRAM

College Visions is offering career programming tailored to first-gen students, helping them build knowledge, skills, and the all-important personal networks that help young people find employment as early-career professionals.

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Special Initiative: Black and Latino Male Fellowship

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Scholar Outcomes

Enrollment
Persistence
Graduation
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Dr. Javier Montañez, Superintendent, Providence Public Schools

“Congratulations on two decades of transformative work. College Visions continues to be a beacon of hope, aligning with Providence Public Schools’ mission to provide academic opportunities and create pathways to success for communities in need.”

Dr. Javier Montañez
Superintendent
Providence Public Schools

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Providence Mayor Brett P. Smiley

“I am proud to partner with College Visions to ensure that Providence students have the resources and support they need to actively plan for the next stage of their education. Through this important work, our students see college not just as a dream, but as a realistic, accessible goal. College Visions is a pillar of the Providence community.”

Mayor Brett P. Smiley
City of Providence

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David N. Cicilline, President and C E O of the Rhode Island Foundation

“[College Visions’] work has been transformative, particularly in low-income minority communities, bringing equitable access to higher-education opportunities to historically underserved Rhode Islanders.”

David N. Cicilline

President and Chief Executive Officer,

Rhode Island Foundation

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United States Senator Jack Reed

“I’m proud to partner with CV on efforts to open the doors of higher education to more deserving students, strengthen support networks to help students thrive, and enrich the first-generation college student experience.”

Jack Reed
United States Senator

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Jason Hernandez, Vice President, Community Outreach at Coastal 1 Credit Union

“Through resilience, empowerment, and persistence, College Visions has continued a tradition of successfully breaking down barriers and thereby creating equitable access to higher education for low-income and first-generation students.”

Jason Hernandez
Vice President, Community Outreach
Coastal1 Credit Union

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Papitto Opportunity Connection logo

“This incredible initiative aligns directly with POC’s mission to develop unique educational opportunities for those communities with the greatest need in Rhode Island while creating a pathway to future success.”

Barbara Papitto
Founder and Trustee
Papitto Opportunity Connection

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