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College Bound Initiative

  • Jon Roure
  • Senior Managing Director, CollegeBound Initiative

Program Description

CBI empowers young women and men to realize their higher education and life potential by placing full-time college guidance experts in high-need public schools. CBI counselors maximize studentsâ?? college awareness, access, and financial aid awards.

CBI participants graduating from our partner high schools achieve four-year college degrees at more than double the rate of their peers.

CBI places full-time college guidance experts in public schools to work one-on-one with every student as early as the sixth grade. We combine intimate knowledge of our students and trusted connections with a diverse network of colleges, enabling us to optimize college placement and maximize financial aid. Our comprehensive approach creates a culture of success in each of our partner high schools. And the results are clear - we have 13 consecutive years of demonstrated success in increasing the college enrollment and attainment rate for low-income students. For CBI students, the question is not "if" but "where" they will go to college.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits



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