Deloitte and College Summit
Deloitte’s community involvement program is focused on helping people and communities thrive by using the organization’s best thinking to build stronger nonprofits. Through an integrated mix of philanthropy, pro-bono, volunteerism and leadership – valued at more than $2.6 million – Deloitte is proud to support College Summit’s efforts to increase the college enrollment rate of low income students across the country. As part of its support, Deloitte works closely with College Summit to help improve its methodology in measuring and improving college enrollment rates across schools and school districts. Deloitte volunteers also act as strategic advisers at College Summit regional sites and as writing coaches at College Summit summer workshops Deloitte is proud to be College Summit’s largest corporate volunteer. Read more about our work together.
Darden Restaurants Foundation and College Summit
The Darden Restaurants Foundation is committed to supporting organizations that are dedicated to improving literacy rates, educating our future workforce, encouraging diversity in the classroom and workplace, and providing job readiness training. On September 10, 2008, Darden Restaurants, Inc. awarded a one year grant to College Summit to promote Strengthening Peer Leader engagement and convening a “Think Tank” to accelerate the process of integrating principles of diversity and cultural competency into all programming components. The mission of the Darden Restaurants Foundation is to maintain a spirit of volunteerism, philanthropy and ethical business practices as defining characteristics of Darden Restaurants.
Citi Foundation and College Summit
The Citi Foundation is committed to the economic empowerment of individuals and families, particularly those in need, so that they can improve their standard of living. The Citi Foundation supports programs that align with priority funding areas, promote collaboration and the effective use of philanthropic resources, engage employees, and demonstrate impact and positive outcomes. In 2008, the Citi Foundation committed $1 million to College Summit to deepen and expand College Summit’s financial literacy curriculum and to support the expansion of College Summit’s program in several local markets across the country. The Citi Foundation grant will strengthen College Summit’s partner schools’ ability to provide the curriculum, peer and educator training, and performance management systems to not only increase the financial literacy of students, but to actually drive student behavior so that they apply for financial aid on time, get the assistance they need, and enroll in college.
Metlife Foundation and College Summit
MetLife Foundation supports education, health, civic and cultural organizations throughout the United States. It seeks to increase opportunities for young people to succeed, give students and teachers a voice in improving education, create connections between schools and communities and develop leadership. Its funding for education is informed by findings from the annual MetLife Survey of the American Teacher.
In 2009, Deloitte made a game-changing five-year commitment to College Summit and our 25,000
PBS's NewsHour recently aired a segment with Judy Woodruff on the progress St. Louis Public Schools and College Summit have made in improving college-going in the city.