College Access & Success
Low-income and first-generation students face unique barriers to accessing higher education and succeeding in their university studies. We offer a variety of programs to ensure that our students and their families have everything they need on their paths to and through college.
College Connect is a family-based program that begins working with 25 4-year college-bound high school juniors who will be the first in their family to attend college.
Once students are in college, the program provides individual support until students graduate from college.
College & Career Center
The College and Career Center at John O’Connell High School infuses college awareness and college readiness into the school day, preparing more students and families for the path to college.
In collaboration with their teachers, the College and Career team provide in-class readiness curriculum as well as one-on-one 2 and 4-year college counseling.
Generously funded by the Caerus Foundation, the Promise Scholarship provides between $5,000 to $10,000 per year for 4 years to students, along with mentoring and coaching to help them persist through college graduation and pursue meaningful employment or further studies after college.
Promise Scholars demonstrate persistence, leadership, and a desire to help others.
Mission High After School
Our After School Program at Mission High School works with administrators, staff, and community-based partners to provide a unique blend of student programs and activities that nurture a community of collaboration, cultural celebration, and personal enrichment.
We infuse every component of our programming with messaging to promote the importance of a college education in achieving personal and professional growth.