Save the Date: Volunteer Appreciation BBQ
April 21-27 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week, and to celebrate the combined 400+ hours that YOU’VE given to College Summit this year, we’re throwing a party!> Read more
Meet the Board: Bud jacobs
Take a look through the history of the business, academic, and nonprofit sectors in Los Angeles, and J. Lloyd (“Bud”) Jacobs’s name keeps popping up. Having served as a high school teacher, LAUSD chairperson, district instructional specialist, and secondary school administrator with both middle and high school experience for a combined three decades, he knows the education system inside and out. In his most recent post, Bud led Communities in Schools of Los Angeles West as Executive Director.> Read more
FAFSA Challenge a Success
We did it! Together, you and more than 40 other volunteers and alumni came out to our partner high schools to help our students complete the last major step in the college-going process before they submit their commitment statement in May. You gave a combined 167 hours at 26 different FAFSA events, providing our students with the reassurance to help them complete this complex form.> Read more
Congratulations Peer Leader of the Month Yuri Vega
College Summit is proud give the March 2013 Peer Leader of the Month Award to Yuri Vega, a senior Peer Leader from Morningside High School.
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March is Career Month
If your high school experience was anything like mine, you probably had little or no clue as a freshman, sophomore, or junior, what you wanted to study in college, let alone do with the rest of your life. The case remains the same in today’s schools, particularly in low-income ones where students get little exposure to the vast array of professions they can explore in college and beyond.> Read more
Career Week - Volunteers Needed!
CALLING ALL PROFESSIONALS!
From March 18-22 we will be hosting our annual Career Week. Come speak to our freshmen, sophomores, and juniors about your high school-to-career journey and inspire our young students to consider the variety of professions available to them.
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Meet the Board: Jeff Mischka
Jeff Mischka, a Principal at Deloitte Consulting, joined the Southern California Advisory Board in August 2011 with the goal of giving back to his community in a meaningful way. Little did he know he would be joining an organization that’s changing the lives of more than 4,000 students each year – many of them first-generation college students.> Read more
Arleta High Peer Leaders Filmed for “Live Life and Win!”
In mid-January, four Peer Leaders at Arleta High School got the chance to shine when the production crew of “Live Life and Win!” came to their campus.> Read more
Congratulations Peer Leader of the Month Amy Barrios
College Summit is proud give the February 2013 Peer Leader of the Month Award to Amy Barrios, a senior Peer Leader from Bernstein High APEX Academy.> Read more
The FAFSA Challenge Continues in Its Last Month!
What a month January was! In just 30 days, 30 volunteers and alumni came out to 14 difference FAFSA workshops, helping more than 150 students complete this challenging form. Thank you to all the volunteers and alumni who gave 100+ hours to support these inspiring young people!> Read more
Career Week: Volunteers Needed
Save the Date! We will be hosting Career Week from March 18-22, 2013.> Read more
Meet the Board: Lisa Amster
In 2013, College Summit is thrilled to welcome our newest Regional Advisory Board member, Lisa Amster!
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Peer Leader Alma Barrios Featured as ABC7’S Cool Kid
The Cool Kids program on KABC-TV is a weekly segment that features youth from Los Angeles who are making a difference at their schools and in their communities. In mid-December, an ABC7 film crew and newscaster and weatherman Danny Romero came out to the Cesar Chavez Learning Academies to interview Alma Barrios, a Peer Leader who we spotlighted in our November newsletter.> Read more
College Summit Kicks Off The New Year
On January 3rd, the Southern California region welcomed 2013 in style, hosting more than 25 College Summit alumni, volunteers, educators and staff at our new office in El Segundo.> Read more
Are You Up To The FAFSA Challenge?
This winter is all about our yearly Think FAFSA Campaign! As you may remember, students complete the Free Applibcation for Federal Student Aid in order to learn their eligibility for various types of financial aid.> Read more
College Summit Says Goodbye to Alexis Shah
Last month, Alexis Shah stepped down as Executive Director of the region. We’re honored and saddened to say goodbye to the SoCal Region’s leader of the last five years.> Read more
Movin’ On Up! The Southern California Region Finds a New Home in El Segundo
After nearly 10 years in the same office, the Region is packing our boxes, saying goodbye to Culver City, and moving offices.> Read more
SoCal Region Hosts First “Connect To Our Future!” Event
On Thursday, November 1, the Southern California region hosted its first “Connect to Our Future!” event, designed to give corporate and community leaders an inside view into how College Summit brings positive change to thousands of youth each year.> Read more
Los Angeles Times Features Sylmar High!
The LA Times, in collaboration with College Summit, recently published a moving story about a Peer Leader at Sylmar High and the steps the school is taking to send more students to college!> Read more
Peer Leader of the Month: Lizbeth Banuelos of Roosevelt High-School of Communications, New Media, and Technology
College Summit is proud to congratulate Lizbeth Banuelos, Senior at Roosevelt High as the December 2012 Peer Leader of the Month!> Read more
Deloitte employees host a "Personal Statement" workshop for Morningside High School students.
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