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:
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.
- 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.
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. READ MORE >
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:
Ellen Klemme (Tutoring)