The first degree changes everything
College Access Now helps students become the first in their families to attend and graduate from college. We help break down the process into manageable steps; the experience can be daunting when no one in your household has gone through it. Our coaches build relationships with students, offering practical and emotional support for these young trailblazers as they traverse the shifting terrain of applications, financial aid, and family obligations.
But getting into college isn’t enough—we make sure students graduate. We help them choose the right school, create sustainable habits, and prepare for the transition away from family. Our intrepid youth enter college with the tools they need to prosper, as well as the enthusiasm and resilience required to tackle challenges. Until they throw that cap in the air, degree in hand, we’re there to make sure they succeed.
After graduation, our students return as community leaders, living lives in which college becomes an expectation, not a dream. The impact of a college degree is transformative—for students, for their families, and for all of us who benefit from a more informed, empowered society.