Tag Archives: college

Educating Leaders for a Pluralistic America Bayan Islamic Graduate School

Bayan Islamic Graduate School, operating since 2011 in partnership with a leading Christian theological seminary, is the United States’ first […more…]

Saying Yes to Students Who Need a Supportive School Community Dunn School

“Ne Tentes Aut Perfice.”  This is the Latin motto that students and faculty at Dunn School, a private co-ed college […more…]

To College and Beyond Educating Students Together 

Yasmin Delahoussaye grew up in kinship care, which is as close to foster care as you can get. The relatives […more…]

PUENTE Learning Center Helping to Make the American Dream Possible PUENTE Learning Center

For Nicole, PUENTE Learning Center’s free college program was a lifeline during the pandemic. A first-generation college student who was […more…]

Boldly Changing Career Access for L.A.’s Youth Unite-LA

Alma Castillo was a rising junior in high school in South Los Angeles. A time when students begin making their […more…]

The ‘Other,’ Kalyan Balaven

As the first person of color to serve as Head of Dunn School in Los Olivos, California, Kalyan (“Kal”) Balaven is, in many ways, a long way from his youth in the San Francisco Bay Area, where his family found itself houseless, surviving on what Balaven calls community wealth.  From an ethnic perspective, Balaven says that he’s always thought of himself as “other.” An outsider identification that informs his work today as the head of an esteemed private residential school with a rich history that didn’t always include leaders (or many students) that looked like him. “The idea of being [...more...]

Mentors 4 College Kicks Off “Diversity 1000” Expansion Program Mentors 4 College

Mentors 4 College, a unique, one-to-one college mentoring program for high school students and their parents, announced today that it […more…]

Getting into the Ideal College: a Reality for Everyone Mentors 4 College

Anne was a senior at Hollywood High School hoping to become a veterinarian. But the daughter of a single mom […more…]

Supporting the College and Career Dreams of Students in Public Housing Southern California College Access Network

Imagine it’s your senior year of high school. You are excited to apply to college. But, you don’t have a […more…]

Uplifting South L.A. by Turning Its Youth into Stars Brotherhood Crusade

The young Black man with the ear-length dreads is wearing a brand new, white sweatshirt with MOREHOUSE emblazoned across his […more…]

Supporting LGBTQ Higher Education Point Foundation

When Point Foundation’s founders, longtime friends, got together in 2001, one alarming statistic rang out: Nearly one-third of all lesbian, […more…]

Give Music Mastery, Change Lives Indelibly The Harmony Project

There’s no secret that there’s power in music. At the Los Angeles-based Harmony Project, giving children the power to play […more…]

Striving for Equity in College Access and Completion Fulfillment Fund

Joanne Reyes knows firsthand how important a college education is in building opportunity and wealth in immigrant and disadvantaged communities. […more…]