Posted on August 9, 2017
To help extend the reach and deepen the impact of their CollegeBound Initiative’s (“CBI”) College Transition Coach (“CTC”) Program. CBI is a comprehensive college access and success program which serves 31 high-need co-ed public high schools in NYC along with their 5 all-girls Young Women’s Leadership Schools. The CTC Program is a peer-to-peer supported high school-to-college transition initiative designed to increase college acceptance and direct enrollment rates for low-income, graduating seniors at NYC public schools. As a core feature of the model, the CTC Program employs peer “Coaches” who provide targeted supports to seniors during the most critical junctures of the college-going process — especially the summer. The grant will help support nine new YWLN Coaches who will extend services to 750 additional seniors, and support the ongoing implementation of a text messaging platform that will enhance the Coaches’ efficiencies and overall effectiveness.