Accessing Higher Education

A California Gem Hiding in Plain Sight

Andy Candelaria was so determined to go to California State University, Northridge that as a freshman, he commuted for two hours by metro and bus from his home in Downey. Now a fifth-year senior majoring in Computer Information Technology, he lives closer and, thanks to internships facilitated by CSUN, he’s on track for a career in IT security. Milen Coronado, a fourth-year senior who plans to be a public-school teacher, is a double major in Liberal Studies and Chicana/o Studies. She also carries a double workload outside of class, as a teaching assistant at an elementary school and a CSUN [...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…]

Mentors Breaking the Cycle of Foster Care for Los Angeles Kids Friends of the Children

When Friends of the Children approached foster youth advocate Thomas Lee for help launching its mentoring program in Los Angeles, […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…]