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The Door - A Center of Alternatives, Inc.

  • The Door - A Center of Alternatives, Inc.
  • 555 Broome Street
  • New York, NY 10013
  • 212-941-9090
  • 1972
  • Anjelais Diaz
  • College Advisor

Program Description

The Door's mission is to empower young people to reach their potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment.

College Paths is a comprehensive program that provides one-on-one support to help you prepare for a future at a college, vocational training program, or non-traditional secondary education program. Because you work with an individual college counselor, we can make a plan based on any background and help you follow through to success.

Joining College Paths can help you complete high school or get your HSE; re-enroll in high school if you have dropped out; figure out your graduation plans; determine which school is right for you by arranging trips to colleges or visits from representatives; prepare you for SATs, ACTs, Regents, and other standardized exams; find scholarships and get financial aid; prepare for life in college, including success tips for when you arrive; and more. We can also connect you to other programs at The Door to fulfill your non-academic needs, like health care, counseling, legal support and more.

Rising 12th graders can apply to our Senior Success Camp summer college readiness program in March.

Services Provided

  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Other
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 800
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Binghamton University
  • CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
  • Dartmouth College
  • New York University
  • Stony Brook University