College Summit is a national non-profit organization, founded in 1993 on the belief that all students have the potential to continue their educations beyond high school. College Summit broke ground in Los Angeles for the 2003-04 school year, establishing its Southern California region.
Since its inception, College Summit Southern California has served more than 14,000 youth in Los Angeles, with Peer Leaders enrolling in college at a rate of 68% – nearly twice as many as those who do not participate in our program. What’s more, our college enrollees are staying in college, with more than 75% advancing to their second year.
During the 2012-13 academic year, College Summit Southern California is working with nearly 4,000 students at 11 high schools across the Southland to drive up college enrollment rates. To meet this end, we’re training and supporting more than 100 educators and 280 Peer Leaders to foster college-going cultures at their high schools. We’re meeting our mission of giving more students the chance to pursue their dreams in college.
College Summit – Southern California
880 Apollo Street, Suite 160
El Segundo, CA 90245
College Summit works to impact the lives of young people and their families by fostering settings in local high schools where all students are expected to go to college. We view high school as a launchpad to bigger and better things, whether that means community college, two-year university, or four-year university. Here’s what we’re seeing:
The 2011-2012 school year was a great year for College Summit Southern California. During summer 2011, we held four Peer Leader Workshops at the University of Redlands and the University of Southern California, which were attended by more than 230 Peer Leaders and staffed by a cadre of nearly 60 volunteers from around the country. We trained more than 100 principals, teachers, and counselors at our Educator Academies, where they learned how to better prepare students for the college application process and foster college-going cultures in their high schools.
Our region grew organizationally during the last year as well. Southern California gained an Executive Director, a Program Manager, a Development Manager, and hired a new Community Engagement Coordinator. We’ve expanded our budget significantly thanks to generous grants from the Weingart Foundation and the Rose Hills Foundation, and have forged important partnerships with community organizations through our relationships.
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