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Public Prep Network

  • Public Prep Network
  • 441 East 148th Street
  • Bronx, NY 10455
  • (510) 882-7920
  • 2005
  • Laelena Brooks
  • Director Of Alumni Engagement and College Completion

Program Description

Public Prep is the nation's oldest and only non-profit network that exclusively develops exceptional, tuition-free PreK and single-sex elementary and middle public schools. We are determined to graduate 8th grade scholars who thrive in "right-fit," college-prep public, private, or parochial high schools, and ultimately earn a four-year college degree. While our students graduate in eighth grade and leave us to attend a variety of high schools in New York City (many of whom are on your partnership list), we are still committed to supporting our students through high school, their college application process and college itself. One of the ways we do this is by partnering with organizations who provide various college completion supports for students - from help with the college application process to in-college support.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 3%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 2%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 55%
  • Other: 0%
  • African American: 40%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 380
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 105
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Undocumented Students (25)

First-Generation

  • More than 75%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Clark Atlanta University (2)
  • Ithaca College (1)
  • Syracuse University (2)
  • Yale University (1)