The Public Tutoring Initiative

“Public Tutoring was instrumental in my success, and I’m thrilled that they’re continuing to help even more students succeed with this campaign” – Alex, Gates Mills, OH

The Birmingham Children’s March: The Impact of Peer Influence on Civil Rights

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with an excerpt from Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-63

Alumni Spotlight Blog-TaMarcia Braggs-George

This month , our Alumni Spotlight goes to TaMarcia Braggs-George, a St. Thomas University alumni. Read about TaMarcia's College Summit experience and her future plans.

Recognizing the Power of Peer-Led Initiatives

2016 is a momentous year as it is the year we formally implement PeerForward, our campaign for the next generation of College Summit, nationwide. It will also be the year of student-driven change, where our amazing Peer Leaders retreat in the summer with their coaches and faculty sponsors to plan campaigns designed to create a college-going culture for their entire school.

The Fable of the Two-Sided Mountain: A Story of the College Access World. Published in Traffic East Magazine, 2016.

Published in Traffic East Magazine, 2016. Photo by dellas.

Alumni Spotlight-Vincent Pendarvis II

Our Alumni Spotlight goes to Vincent Pendarvis II, a graduate from the Claflin University with a BA in Mass Communications. Read about Vincent's College Summit experience and his plans.

Join The PeerForward Movement

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Alumni Spotlight-Ramon Gomez

Our Alumni Spotlight goes to Ramon Gomez, a graduate from the University of California, Los Angeles. Read about Ramon’s College Summit experience and his plans after graduation.

Statement of College Summit in Response to the President Signing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

College Summit congratulates and thanks President Obama for signing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and applaud Congress for including the provision on states reporting the public and private post-secondary enrollment rates for every high school.

With the Passing of ESSA, our Nation Reaches a Consensus on the Purpose of the American High School

Last week, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law. There is a provision found deep in the guts of the legislation that my College Summit co-Founder, J.B. Schramm, with the help of College Summit board members, have been building a coalition around for a decade that, when signed into law, will begin to change the face of American education.

Giving Tuesday

This GivingTuesday, make a gift to College Summit and help 1.8 million low-income high school students over the next 10 years connect to brighter futures.

Alumni Spotlight-Aloysia Jean

Our Alumni Spotlight goes to Aloysia Jean, a senior studying Sociology and Justice & Peace at Georgetown University. Read about Aloysia's College Summit experience and her plans after graduation.

Alumni Spotlight-Melanie Gonzalez

Our Alumni Spotlight goes to Melanie Gonzalez, a senior studying Communication Arts at Marymount Manhattan College. Read about Melanie's College Summit experience and her plans after graduation.

Creating A College-Going Culture Starts With The Students Themselves

Twenty years ago, my colleagues and I asked a fundamental question: Who is most influential to a 17-year-old? The answer: another 17-year old.

Alumni Spotlight-Zakiya Jackson

Our Alumni Spotlight goes to, Zakiya Jackson, a Radio Television and Film student at Texas Southern University. Read about Zakiya's College Summit experience and her plans after graduation.

Alumni Spotlight-Venesa Coger

Our Alumni Spotlight goes to, Venesa Coger, a Fashion Merchandising student at Fisher College. Read about Venesa's College Summit experience and her plans after graduation.

Alumni Spotlight-Daisha Overstreet

Our Alumni Spotlight goes to, Daisha Overstreet, a Magazine Journalism student at Kent State University. Read about Daisha's College Summit experience and her plans after graduation.

Summer Impact Series – Ana Reyes

Meet Ana Reyes, a College Summit legend who went from Peer Leader to Alumni Leader to Alumni Leader Coordinator to Tech Coordinator to Workshop Director to Rap Director and now Alumni Engagement Coordinator in the National office!

Summer Impact Series – Kevin Naiker

Meet Kevin Naiker, Director of College Coaching who went from anti-Apartheid activist to college access educator, now teaching at Howard Community College.

Alumni Spotlight-Ayont Young

Our Alumni Spotlight goes to, Ayont Young, a Nursing student at University of Pennsylvania. Read about Ayont's College Summit experience and her plans after graduation.

Summer Impact Series Satra Sampson-Arokium

Meet Satra Sampson-Arokium, celebrating her 10th year as a College Summit volunteer, currently serving as a Writing Coach Coordinator in the Connecticut Region. Her motto is: “Don’t give up. Continue to reach beyond the sky. Obstacles may come your way, but just keep fighting.”

Alumni Spotlight-Scophia Flemming

Our Alumni Spotlight goes to, Scophia Flemming a Broadcast Journalism student at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. Read about Scophia's College Summit experience and her plans after graduation.

Summer Impact Series Robert Scholl

Meet Robert Scholl, West Virginia native and retired college admissions professional who is celebrating 11 years as a volunteer for College Summit! He currently serves as a Director of College Coaching.

Summer Impact Series Julia Brown

Meet Julia Brown, high school chorus teacher in Columbia, SC who started as a Chaperone, turned into a Writing Coach, Writing Coach Coordinator, and then watched her own son become a Peer Leader. Every year at workshops she tells her students: “When you got here you came with a suitcase filled a lot of heavy burdens. When you leave, you have a suitcase filled with everything you need to start you journey into the next chapter of your life’s journey.”

Back To School Twitter Chat

This month we continue our #BeAGrad chat series with more tips for college students. In our Back to School chat, we will share tips and advice to help college students be successful on day one and beyond! This month’s guest hosts are Chelsea Jones and Ken Schneck. Join us Thurs, August 27th at 3pmEST(12pmPST). Follow @collegesummit to join the conversation.

Back-To-School Campaign: Tammy Peterson

Volunteering as a writing coach changed Tammy's life. She was able to see firsthand the transformation from students to Peer Leaders - and asks for your support to take these students to and through college.

College Summit Launches Back-To-School Campaign

College Summit launches our Back-to-School campaign to raise money that will support the 1,400 new Peer Leaders about to return for their senior year - armed with the knowledge and motivation to guide their their peers to and through college. Even a small amount can make a big difference in the lives of low-income youth across the country who dream of going to college. GIVE to College Summit today to help reach our $10,000 goal by September 21st.

Back-To-School Campaign: Lateef Romeo

CEO Keith Frome shares with the College Summit community the story of Lateef Romeo - and how a small donation today can make a big difference in the lives of students just like him.

Back-To-School Campaign: Natasha Bailey

Natasha Bailey, College Summit alumni, shares how she never thought she could be successful - until she became a Peer Leader. This back-to-school season, help us reach our $10,000 goal and support the next generation of college-goers. A small amount goes a long way.