College Success Program

College Success Program - Barrio Logan College Institute
Barrio Logan College Institute
Academic Level
Community-Based Organization
Issue Area
Key Personnel
Program Focus
College Prep


Founded in 1996, as statistics showed that at-risk Latino students dropped out of high school at an alarming rate, and were not attending college Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI) creates a college-going culture for Latino families in their community. The mission of BLCI is to prepare disadvantaged students to be among the first in their families to attend and succeed in college. The College Success program focuses on achieving its mission, in addition to other programs provided by BLCI.  

Program Description

BLCI's College Success program gives students comprehensive college-prep services such as tutoring, career exploration, and college application guidance. BLCI is unique in that they prepare kids for college starting in 3rd grade, work directly with parents, for at least 30 hours/year, support students through their college. The program additionally provides students with leadership opportunities focused on community service.


BLCI as of August 2015:

100% of high school graduates took the "a-g" courses required for public university eligibility in California, compared with 33% of Latino students who graduated "a-g" eligible statewide.

100% of BLCI high school graduates enrolled in colleges and universities nationwide, compared to 22% of Californian Latino students.

90% of BLCI graduates persisted in college towards graduation; nationally only 11% of first-generation college students graduate college within 6 years.


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