THE MODEL

OUR APPROACH

The College Initiative stands apart as a service provider by taking an insourcing, rather than outsourcing, approach. We transform school communities from within by reorienting their existing people and assets to optimize student outcomes. The College Initiative trains schools’ existing teachers, parents, civic leaders, businesses, and volunteers to ensure that our students reach their full potential.

Foundation Pillars of TCI

OUR PROGRAM

CORE PROGRAMMING
NINTH AND TENTH GRADE
  • Quarterly parent information sessions held in partner schools and at community based sites
  • Guidance on course selection to promote a college preparatory curriculum
  • In-school advising with a teacher, counselor, or volunteer trained by The College Initiative
  • Ongoing support for both students and families
CORE PROGRAMMING
ELEVENTH AND TWELFTH GRADE
  • Guidance on maintaining college preparatory curriculum, and personalized college guidance based on interests
  • Weekly sessions on admission requirements, scholarship applications, interview preparation, and career exploration
  • Ongoing support for both families and students
  • Quarterly meetings with families regarding financial aid and college life
  • Quarterly workshops on transitioning to college for both students and parents
  • Connecting all graduates with resources and mentors at their respective colleges