College Match

Institution
College Match
State
California
Academic Level
Community-Based Organization
Issue Area
Access
Key Personnel
Program Focus
College Prep,
Mentoring

Overview

College Match's mission is to assist high-achieving, low-income public school students in Los Angeles County to get into selective colleges with significant financial aid packages. Students are provided with a high level of personalized support. They believe that if low-income students receive the same level of support as their wealthier peers that they are as capable as them to be successful in getting into selective colleges.

Program Description

College Match believes that if low-income students receive the same level of support as their wealthier peers that they are as capable as them to be successful in getting into selective colleges. College match goal is to have all their students enroll in a four-year college, receive sufficient financial aid, graduate from college, and become part of their alumni network. Each student receives two years of comprehensive services including SAT Prep classes, visits to outstanding colleges across the country, assistance with essays, college applications, financial aid, and advocacy on their behalf with colleges. 

Outcome

100% of College Match students are accepted into a four-year institution, 80% of them identifying as Latino/a.

Seniors raise their SAT scores by approximately 350 points.