The Southern California region of College Summit is honored to work with a diverse array of high school, district, university and community partners in our mission to increase college enrollment rates and foster college-going cultures in underserved high schools. Many thanks to our partners for your ongoing support!
Each year, College Summit honors our strongest high school partners and educators at our College Summit Awards Ceremony. Below are the winners for the 2010-2011 school year.
College-Going Culture Award
This award goes to the Partner School that exemplifies College Summit’s mission to foster college-going culture and increase college enrollment rates. The winner will display effective and creative use of their peer leaders, the College Summit class, the Navigator curriculum, CSNAV (our online system), school alumni and the community, and the data we supply. It will also hold relevant and highly-attended college-going events on campus. The winner of this award receives $5,000.
Past winners include:
Educator of the Year Award
This award goes to a teacher, college counselor, College Summit Coordinator or Advisor who epitomizes College Summit’s mission in their dedication and actions. They have exceptionally high marks in terms of milestone completion, demonstrate a commitment to College Summit through participation in trainings and events, and exhibit highly effective use of the Navigator curriculum in the classroom. The winner of this award receives $1,000, and the runner-up receives $250.
Past winners include:
Administrator of the Year Award
This award is given to a Principal and/or Assistant Principal, without whose support and commitment the implementation of College Summit would not be possible. These leaders go beyond the call of duty to ensure the thoughtful and innovative execution of the Navigator and Launch curricula and use of College Summit data, exhibit excellent communication with College Summit staff, and show their effectiveness through school-wide successes.
Past winners include:
High School Partner
Inglewood High School has been with College Summit SoCal since we opened our doors in 2003. You could say we’re in a long-term relationship. Since we first partnered, Inglewood High has built one of the strongest college-going cultures in Los Angeles Unified School District, with 90% of its Peer Leaders sending college applications and 74% of Peer Leaders enrolling in college in 2010 (compared to a 28% rate for non-College Summit students).
Krystal Greene, College Summit Coordinator and 2009 Educator of the Year Award winner, runs a tight ship in room B4. Ms. Greene consistently leads her school in meeting College Summit milestones, with 97% of students completing senior year plans, 94% completing college lists and 94% of students applying to college. According to Ms. Greene:
“The step-by-step way that College Summit approaches learning about and applying to college creates an environment where applying to college is not as intimidating. Students see that postsecondary options are not only accessible but within their potential. [College Summit] is one of the best investments you will ever make…If College Summit is used correctly, it will transform the college going culture at your school, allowing more students to see how and why college or postsecondary education is an option for them.”
Since 2009, College Summit SoCal has partnered with the University of Redlands to put on our summer workshops. On this beautiful campus, Peer Leaders craft their personal statements, compose their college lists, learn about financial aid and redefine their own values on their path to college.
In 2011, Leela MadhavaRau, Special Advisor to the President and Associate Dean of Campus Diversity and Inclusion, gave a speech at the celebration banquet on the last day of one of the workshops. Her words summarize what College Summit means to thousands of students across the country:
“For the University of Redlands, our partnership with College Summit goes far deeper than simply allocating space during the summer. It is a partnership towards a dream – a dream that allows motivated students to pursue education at the university level. The University of Redlands thanks College Summit for all that you do to secure the educational future of so many students – your work is incredible!”
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College Summit Southern California thanks our generous donors and corporate partners for the unwavering support. Funding from these groups and many others helps us serve more students at more schools!
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College Summit Southern California enjoys support from various organizations in the community who share our mission of increasing the college enrollment rates of youth from low-income communities and ensuring that every student has the opportunity to go to college.
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