OUR CORE VALUES
- Be Transformative: We challenge the status quo by forming transformative relationships that drive strong communities.
- Strive for Equity: We acknowledge equity as foundational to a diverse and inclusive organization.
- Support Honest Conversations: Our community provides a space to have the honest conversations that can break down barriers and support understanding, empathy and growth.
- Value Identity: In our community, we honor the voice, agency, and identities of all and prioritize the voices and experiences of our community in our work.
- Deliver Excellence: Through hard work, failure and growth, and pursuit of excellence, we embrace success and achieve our goals.
2024 | College Visions celebrates our 20th Anniversary.
2023 | College Visions moves into a new home at 180 Westminster Street in downtown Providence.
2023 | College Visions pilots new initiatives: the Black and Latino Male Fellowship and a new sire located in Woonsocket High School.
2022 | College Visions welcomes Executive Director Dr. Lamont Gordon, a non-profit leader who has run college access programs in Providence, Boston, and New York City.
2021 | With Support from the Bhikhaji Maneckji Fund, college Visions' College Access Program expands to serve 11th graders, providing them with early exposure to the college application process.
2020 | College Visions alumna Tina Meetran becomes College Visions Executive Director.
2019 | College Visions begins a formal partnership with Providence Public Schools to offer college and career summer programming to PPSD students.
2019 | College Visions celebrates our 15th Anniversary and our 300th college graduate.
2017 | Simon Moore stepped down as Executive Director and welcomed Nick Figueroa as his successor. Read Simon's farewell letter here
2015 | College Visions Founder and Executive Director, Simon Moore, is honored at the White House as a Champion of Change.
2014 | On our 10th Anniversary, College Visions serves 325 students and celebrates 190 college graduates. College Visions grads are working as bankers, educators, engineers, designers, lawyers, nurses, science researchers, social workers, and even college advisors!
2012 | Formal partnership with Rhode Island College established to provide support to College Visions Scholars enrolled at the college.
2010 | College Visions moves into our beautiful, teen-friendly, technology-rich office in the Mercantile Building in the heart of downtown Providence.
2009 | College Visions celebrates our first five college grads and the launch of the College Success Program, the first community-based college completion initiative in Rhode Island, later named in memory of College Visions Board Member, Kolajo Paul Afolabi.
2005 | The first 10 College Visions Scholars enter college.
2004 | College Visions is founded. Incubated by AS220, programming is piloted with 10 students.
First in the State
College Visions is the oldest organization in the state of Rhode Island that guides students from the admission process all the way to college graduation.
$20 Million in Grants & Scholarships
In our first decade, College Visions students received a total of over $20 million in grants and scholarships. This is extraordinary given CV’s small operating budget. And these figures don’t even address the ways in which CV participants increase their earning potential, job stability, and tax contributions by earning a degree.