“As a first-generation student, I couldn't rely on my parents for some of the information I needed, but my CV advisor offered me the extra assistance I needed. I'm so happy that there was a place I could go to complete my college applications, receive help editing essays, and get information about scholarships and workshops. CV has always supported me and encouraged me to pursue my goals because they believe in my potential to achieve success.”
Licelot Caraballo, College of the Holy Cross '21
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The College Access Program (CAP) provides the intensive, individualized advising that closes the gap between college aspirations and college enrollment for first-generation, low-income students.
Our Outcomes | This year the highly successful CAP is supporting 70 low-income, first-generation 12th graders to apply to and enroll in college. In our 2016-17 CAP cohort, an impressive 98% of 12th graders completed the program, and 97% of those students enrolled in college in the fall.
The Need | In Providence, 88% of 12th graders plan to attend college, but only 38% enroll within 6 months of high school graduation (source: RI Kids Count). The average guidance counselor caseload is 350 students, a structural challenge that ensures few students have access to personalized college advising.