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On Point for College

  • On Point for College
  • 1654 W. Onondaga Street
  • Syracuse, NY 13204
  • 315-418-0254
  • 1970

Program Description

We develop the programs and cultivate the relationships to change the lives of traditional and non-traditional, 17- to 29-year-old students by breaking down barriers through access to training, college, and careers for success in life. We work with students from application to graduation, and beyond.

Success Stories

â??My parents donâ??t drive, so I never would have made it without help.â?? Corneisha graduated from Buffalo State in 2014 with her Masterâ??s in public administration, after earning a bachelorâ??s degree in social work. On Point for College helped with buying books, paying dorm fees, and providing her with school supplies. But perhaps most important - with no car in the family - were the rides to and from college that On Point staff and volunteer drivers provided her over the years. Without that support, she never would have made it through to graduation. Corneisha now works as a family advocate at a nonprofit in Buffalo, NY, where she provides support and guidance to young people in much the same way as On Point provided support and guidance to her.

Services Provided

  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Other


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 8700
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 300

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk


  • More than 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Adelphi University
  • Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Cornell University
  • Ithaca College
  • New York University
  • Pace University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Syracuse University
  • Utica College

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 70%