College Summit works to increase the college enrollment rates of students from low-income communities in the National Capital Region and across the country by building capacity within school districts to guide all students through the college preparation and application process.
College Summit has its roots in the National Capital Region. In 1993, J.B. Schramm, co-founder and CEO, directed a teen center in the basement of a Washington, DC housing project. There he came into contact with smart, capable and determined young people who did not see college as an option. Recognizing a critical public sector and market failure, J.B. founded College Summit to address this gap.
During the 2013-14 school year, over 4,700 9th-12th grade students in the National Capital Region, including nearly 200 Peer Leaders at 28 high schools in the District of Columbia, Prince George's County, Howard County and Baltimore City, Maryland, and Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia- will benefit from College Summit's curriculum.
College Summit-National Capital Region (NCR) was selected by Venture Philanthropy Partners as a grantee of youthCONNECT, a pioneering and powerful network that aligns public-private capital, evaluation experts, and innovative nonprofit organizations to dramatically improve the life opportunities of vulnerable youth.
youthCONNECT is one of eleven awardees of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF), a national competitive grant program designed to help identify and scale effective and innovative non-profits working to address some of the nation's most critical social issues. youthCONNECT will demonstrate that the complex challenges of youth from low-income communities can be addressed in the National Capital Region through an integrated, networked approach that can be expanded both regionally and nationally. Its partners are committed to addressing the education and employment needs of an estimated 20,000 youth ages 14-24 in the National Capital Region over five years (2011-15).
College Summit-NCR is a proud Member of the United Way of the National Capital Area- Giving Member# 9620; CFC# 50373. Remember us during your Annual Giving Campaigns.
NCR Selected for Economic Club of DC Award
College Summit NCR selected for grant from among 138 area organizations.
NCR Peer Leader Successfully Advocates for College Admission
Largo High School Peer Leader Sydney Hall's tenacity pays off and results in her admission to Morgan State.
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NCR Students Honored for Supporting Peers on Path to College
College Summit-NCR honors students, educators and schools during 7th Annual Awards Ceremony.
Crossland High School Peer Leaders with MD Lt. Governor Anthony Brown
Don Cheadle College Summit Founding Spokesman
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