Bridge to College Summer 2012
Research suggests that as many as half of low-income students who are accepted to college will not attend in the fall. Bridge to College, a program of The Urban Assembly, CUNY At Home in College, and CARA, is designed to support first-generation college-bound students to matriculate into college. This summer, nearly one fifth of the high schools throughout New York City - 80 schools - will have a Bridge to College Coach.
Bridge to College was born at The Urban Assembly. Five years of experimenting with ways to support our seniors on the road to college has grown into a model that yields results. At UA, last year's participating schools saw an increase in college matriculation rates across our network from 65% to 74% in 2011.
The 2012 Urban Assembly Bridge to College Coaches, Ana Jimenez, Treston Rudder, Quantasia Islam, Bianca Genao, Alpha Francois (kneeling), Tachrina Ahmed, Ritu Sen (UA's Director of College Readiness), Shana Taylor (kneeling), Keron McCalla, Alejandra Garcia (kneeling), Daisy Flores, Jennifer Ulysse, Annell Vidal, Raymond Duran (not pictured).
This summer, a group of 12 UA College Coaches, all proud UA alumni, have been working with the new Class of 2012 from their alma maters. This group of exceptional college students is led by returning coach, now BTC Coordinator, Shana Taylor. As the program comes to a close, our coaches are gearing up to return to their own colleges at campuses ranging from Smith College to SUNY Buffalo.
Please join us in thanking our College Coaches for all of their hard work this summer, and wishing all the best to the class of 2012!
To learn more about The Urban Assembly's Bridge to College program, please contact Director of Development Jeremy Gough at firstname.lastname@example.org.