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College Forward of Greater HoustonCollege Forward of Greater Houston
College Forward provides college access and college persistence services to motivated, economically disadvantaged students, in order to facilitate their transition to college and make the process exciting and rewarding. We believe access to higher ed... Read more
College Forward provides college access and college persistence services to motivated, economically disadvantaged students, in order to facilitate their transition to college and make the process exciting and rewarding. We believe access to higher education is the right of every young Texan.
We accomplish this by providing:
Orientation to the college experience
Preparation for college entrance examinations
Assistance with college applications
Assistance securing financial aid
College persistence support
College Forward believes that a college degree bridges the chasm between poverty and prosperity - nothing is more transformational for an individual, a family, or society than the attainment of a bachelor's degree, especially in families without prior experience with higher education. Through College Forward's innovative college access, college persistence, and parent education programs, thought leadership, and pro-student advocacy, our mission is to ensure that every young Texan has the opportunity to earn a life-changing college degree.
After serving the Greater Austin Area for the past seven years and now serving 1,242 students at 12 high schools in seven school districts across Hays, Travis, and Williamson counties, and 730 students at 75+ colleges across Texas and the nation, College Forward is bringing its award-winning program to the Greater Houston Area with an initial focus on schools in the Goose Creek and Aldine School Districts.