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College Access

The College Access program works to prepare immigrant, refugee, and low-income individuals for post-secondary education. Addressing the education disparity that exists among minority groups, the program provides individually tailored services to primarily first-generation college attendees.

The program is unique in that it works with both high school students and adult learners.

Information about post-secondary education is woven through other Neighborhood House programs, and many participants have been referred from the youth leadership, tutoring, GED or ELL programs.

Support may include:
  • Academic Preparation – Staff ensures young people are successfully attending school, and provides tutoring and homework help after school
  • Selection & Application to Colleges – The program boosts awareness and exposure to post-secondary education options, through college tours, school identification, and help with applications.
  • Financial Aid Knowledge – Staff works with participants one-on-one to help them identify and apply for scholarships, complete the FAFSA form, and more.
  • Career Exploration – Participants can explore interests through career assessment tests and presentations by subject-matter experts.
Additionally, if immigrant and refugee adults are interested in “translating” their degree from another country – so that it is recognized in the United States – we are prepared to help.

Stories: How the College Access Program Makes a Difference

Neighborhood House goes to College
College Access offers a glimpse at the realities of college life, and campus tours offer immigrants, refugees and low-income individuals prepare for post-secondary education options. READ MORE >

Education puts dreams within reach
At age 16, Cante dropped out of school, but it was not long before he realized that abandoning his education had been a mistake. He enrolled in Neighborhood House's GED program to get back on track.



The College Access program is open to youth in grades 7-12 and adults. Academic tutoring is available for students in grades 6-12.

Contact program staff to get involved:

Mike Herndon

TJ Yocum

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