Many first-generation, low-income students don’t have the support or access to the resources they need to persist through college. They aren’t as fortunate as some to have parents or familial role models who understand and can navigate through the college admissions process. This is where College Visions (CV) steps in. We guide students not only through the college admissions process, but through to college graduation. And because of your support, 65% of students earn their bachelor’s degree within 6 years–more than 3 times the national average for first-generation, low-income students. Our alumni community has grown to 250 students and Kamah is one of them! Read her interview below:
Being a first-generation student isn’t an easy road to travel, but with guidance and support, students like Robinson are making immense strides in accomplishing their goals. He is one among 25 college students in the CV graduating class of 2017!! We are so proud of all of our students and not only want to congratulate them, but also thank our supporters for helping make this moment possible! Read Robinson’s interview below:
Meet Licelot; a 12th grader in CV’s class of 2017! She was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and currently attends E-Cubed Academy. Licelot plans to pursue a career in the medical field; read her interview below to find out why!
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“Good learning environments teach you how to think critically – how to question, how to seek understanding, how to look at something from multiple perspectives, how to put things in context. Look at the political and social challenges we are facing right now and how many of them can be connected to lack of education. Education is important to individuals and to communities.”
Jori is a woman of many talents. She is the Assistant Director of Academic Programs with a focus on engaged scholarship at the Sweater Center for Public Service at Brown University, runs the community arts space 186 Carpenter, teaches at the RISD Museum, plays bass drum, and is a board member at Community MusicWorks! Read her interview below!
Do you need some good news? Meet Micaela! She entered College Visions in the summer of 2015 with the dream of going to college, and with a need to access the knowledge and resources to get there. With support from her CV advisor, Francesca, Micaela is now going through the college application process and has a new outlook on her future because of the opportunities you help provide.
I feel very thankful for being part of College Visions! My concern was that I would not be able to attend college because of personal hardships. Being at College Visions has proved to me that I have a chance, and that there are people like me out there who have gotten very far! Not only does CV prepare you for interviews, they help you with supplemental essays, and ESPECIALLY with financial aid!! The help I receive boosted my confidence in getting accepted to schools.
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