Currently, TCI partners with seven Shelby County high schools and five high schools in neighboring Arkansas counties. It goes without saying that if you would like to volunteer with TCI in Memphis or Arkansas, then some minor travel will be required on your part. (No need to drive, though. You can hitch a ride with one of the TCI team members!) And, if serving students in-person isn’t your wheelhouse, we have some unique, low-pressure, and seriously fun opportunities to volunteer fundraise.


Nothing beats a site visit to one of The College Initiative’s school partners. When you visit a program, you will see first hand the hard work that our dedicated and driven students are doing to improve their ACT scores, take on the college application process and plan for their futures with the guidance of their dedicated teachers and mentors. Very quickly you will witness how The College Initiative is transforming the lives of hundreds of students and how easy it would be for you to join our movement to have an even greater impact.

The College Initiative operates in the greater Mississippi Delta region and in Memphis.



The College Initiative is always looking to expand our programming and impact by forming partnerships with high schools, colleges and other community based organizations. The College Initiative has programs in three states including Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee and we are striving to serve more students in those states and to thousands more students across the country. If you are passionate, energetic, and believe in better futures for all, please get in touch with us.


The College Initiative’s students’ immediate goal is to fulfill their full potential by getting into their dream college, but that’s only the beginning. The bigger picture is what happens after graduation. By hosting a group of our students in your office, you will help them obtain first-hand knowledge about the working world and what it takes to become a successful and productive member of society. We can work with you to find a way to incorporate an event that will inspire not just our students, but your employees as well.

We are always looking for new and creative ways to bring the experience of life after college from the theoretical to the practical. Here are ways you can help us achieve that:

  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Mentoring opportunities
  • Host students at your office
  • Sponsorship opportunities
  • Co-branding opportunities