Thanks to our generous community partner Southwest Airlines, College Visions is flying admitted students out to visit college this spring. Southwest also supports professional development travel for College Visions staff. Recently CV advisor Francesca and operations manager Joshua used vouchers provided by Southwest to fly to Washington, D.C. and participate in data training offered by the National College Access Network.
If you were ever wondering how College Visions has managed to help so many students get into college over the years, here is your answer. Our success is thanks to the amazing people that support College Visions on a day-to-day basis. Jim Olick believes in providing students with the right tools and resources to build a foundation in education that they may use throughout their lives. Thank you, Jim for supporting CV 100%!
Each fall we send off a cohort of CV College Access Program graduates to schools throughout Rhode Island, New England, and beyond, but we don’t need to say goodbye. Instead CV advisors keep in touch with college students through the Kolajo Paul Afolabi College Success Program. Local students are always welcome in the CV office, and we reach out to farther flung students through phone, email, Skype, and in-person visits.
College Visions students are studying abroad in Korea, Spain, and Colombia. Because of your support, CV students achieve their goals at home and around the world! Read more about Janessa and Chris’s adventures here.
This month, we had the pleasure of speaking with our very own alum Gleyribel Rodriguez, Mount Pleasant High School class of 2008 and University of Rhode Island class of 2012. Gleyribel is a CV three-fer—a CV alum, a current CV advisor, and a CV donor. Gleyribel is an amazing combination of compassionate and dedicated youth worker, and highly organized fund development coordinator. We are very lucky to work with her. Thank you for sharing your story Gleyribel, and thanks for everything you do to support CV!