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A Better Chance - Southwest Region

  • A Better Chance - Southwest Region
  • 3601 S. Flower Street
    Tyler Building, Room 99
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • (213) 293-2195
  • Cristina Kishfy Delgado
  • Program Manager for Southwest Region
  • (213) 928-7920

Program Description

Opening the doors to greater educational opportunities since 1963.

A Better Chance is the oldest and only national organization of its kind changing the life trajectory for academically talented youth of color via access to rigorous and prestigious educational opportunities for students in grades 6-12. Our mission is to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society. We carry out our mission through our signature College Preparatory Schools Program, which annually recruits, refers and supports about 500 Scholars at more than 300 Member Schools in 27 states. We have been opening the doors to greater educational opportunities since 1963 and more than 15,000 Alumni have now gone on to distinguished careers as physicians, artists, educators, lawyers, politicians and corporate executives.

Services Provided

  • Mentoring

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 384
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Amherst College (117)
  • Barnard College (128)
  • Boston College (90)
  • Boston University (200)
  • Brown University (257)
  • Bucknell University (52)
  • Carleton College (103)
  • Case Western Reserve University (80)
  • Colgate University (85)
  • Columbia University in the City of New York (328)
  • Connecticut College (76)
  • Cornell University (223)
  • Dartmouth College (178)
  • Duke University (164)
  • Emory University (111)
  • Fordham University (97)
  • George Washington University (113)
  • Georgetown University (128)
  • Harvard College (283)
  • Hobart William Smith Colleges (75)
  • Howard University (213)
  • Morehouse College (91)
  • New York University (224)
  • Northeastern University (102)
  • Northwestern University (113)
  • Oberlin College (122)
  • Occidental College (81)
  • Ohio State University-Main Campus (60)
  • Ohio Wesleyan University (59)
  • Pomona College (72)
  • Princeton University (148)
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick (105)
  • Spelman College (95)
  • Stanford University (197)
  • Syracuse University (147)
  • Temple University (86)
  • Trinity College (93)
  • Tufts University (216)
  • University of California-Berkeley (132)
  • University of California-Los Angeles (85)
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst (61)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (67)
  • University of Pennsylvania (415)
  • University of Rochester (72)
  • University of Southern California (145)
  • University of Virginia-Main Campus (131)
  • Vassar College (96)
  • Wellesley College (91)
  • Williams College (143)
  • Yale University (224)

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 99%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 83%