College Visions works to combat a racist educational system, but CV students face many structural oppressions that we cannot fix. We exist to support students who want to earn college degrees and face a multitude of challenges due to the structural systems that tell them they are unworthy and not enough. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, 3 Black individuals whose deaths were at the hands of those who were supposed to protect them. It is no question that racism and police brutality affect our Black community at disproportionately high rates. It is no question that still to this day, there is work that needs to be done to demand justice for Black Lives. College Visions stands with our Black students, families, and community in demand of that justice. We see you, we hear you and we will fight with you.
It’s a very tough time to graduate from college. The Class of 2020 missed out on so many celebrations and events and faces deep uncertainty. Despite these challenges, we hope you will join us in celebrating the hard work and talent of Chelsea and all the other 2020 college graduates.
“The most challenging part of college was not having many people around me that understood the challenges and the huge significance that came with being a first-generation college student. CV helped me overcome this challenge by providing support in the form of a CV advisor. Having a CV advisor throughout the duration of college gave me solace and comfort that I had someone to relate to when I wasn’t finding that support in my immediate environment in college. Whenever I spoke to my advisor, it reassured me that I had someone who understood my background and believed in my academic ability.”
Because of your support, first-generation students like Chelsea receive essential support, guidance, and access to resources throughout their college journeys. She, like many others in CV, exemplifies the power of a community united and the affect it has on low-income and first-generation students.
Chelsea is now a proud graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology! Read her interview below!
College Visions is a FREE program that provides low-income, first-generation students with 1-on-1 advising and resources to apply to, persist through and graduate from college!
- 11th grader from a public high school
- Low-income family status
- Parents/guardians have not earned a Bachelor’s degree from the U.S.
- Not participating in another college support program (College Crusade, ETC, Upward Bound
Deadline extended to: Monday, June 1st
Apply at: bit.ly/cvcap21
Questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-490-3996 #PleaseShare!
Because of your support, we raised $25,681 in support of the Emergency Grant Fund from individuals and funders! Thank you for supporting CV students in a time of unprecedented need. Your gifts provided shelter, food, cleaning supplies, and technology for online learning as so many CV students suddenly lost access to room and board and classroom learning. Your generosity is inspiring. CV staff and students will not forget your kindness in this time of great need.
CV students are truly grateful:
“I received an emergency grant to help pay rent and my food expenses. This help means a lot to me, for two reasons. One, because it allows me to focus on my schoolwork without having to worry if I am going to have a place to stay or if there is enough food to eat. And two, knowing that there is a group of people supporting and believing in me. It is not one person, but a group of staff, board members, and donors who are working to make sure I have what I need to be successful.” – Emi E.
We know the need will continue to be great in the weeks, months, and perhaps even years to come. We are helping young people plan for and work toward a better future. If you have not yet made a gift to the CV Emergency Fund and would like to do so, please give here: