CDI is a non-profit organization committed to closing the education, achievement, and opportunity gap for low-income, primarily first-generation-to-college students. We provide comprehensive college counseling, targeted tutoring, test preparation, study skills, leadership training, and ongoing support, starting in tenth grade and continuing through successful college graduation.
- To identify and support low-income, primarily first-generation-to-college students and help them to plan for, apply to, attend, and graduate from a selective, four-year college
- To build leaders and scholars by mentoring students in their personal and academic development
- To leverage CDI's expertise in educational and college counseling by offering cost effective consulting and training assistance to public school systems and education-related organizations.
"Before I became part of the program I had a fairly narrow view of the colleges I would be able to attend. The part that I found most important about the program was the amnner in which CDI made my mother feel [that she was] a part of it all." - Wendy Avelar, Cornell University '11