The mission of American high schools has remained stuck in the past—to give out diplomas instead of preparing all students for the next steps in education and career. College Summit receives great recognition for its innovative approach to changing that dynamic.


President Obama: One of ten organizations selected by President Barack Obama for a portion of his Nobel Peace Prize award.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Recognized along with Deloitte as the nation’s top corporate-nonprofit partnership in 2010.

World Economic Forum: Awarded the 2008 U.S. Social Entrepreneur of the Year at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Forbes Magazine: Among the top social entrepreneurs in the world: The Impact 30.

National Association for College Admission Counseling: Received their highest award for improving college access.

Ashoka, the Manhattan Institute and the Skoll Foundation: Honored College Summit with awards for social enterprise.

Fast Company Magazine: Received five consecutive Fast Company Social Capitalist Awards.

Recognition in Publications: College Summit and its founder have been profiled in the books How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas by David Bornstein, The Power of Social Innovation: How Civic Entrepreneurs Ignite Community Networks for Good by Stephen Goldsmith, The American Way to Change: How National Service and Volunteers Are Transforming America by Shirley Sagawa and Climb the Green Ladder: Make Your Company and Career More Sustainable by Amy Fetzer & Shari Aaron.

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