Promoting Healthy Development
Building Capacity to Effect Change in Communities
In November 2013 College Dream Team held an essay workshop with our seniors with the help of one of our new Board members. At the end of the workshop we asked our students to say a few words about what they appreciated most about College Dream Team. To a person they all replied that they could not have imagined getting to the point of submitting a college application, let alone attending college, without our help. We have had students accepted and matriculate to schools like UC Riverside, Sonoma St. and University of San Francisco this year. Further, our students received more than $250,000 in grant assistance.
After working diligently throughout the fall and winter to submit their college applications, the 12th graders of the College Dream Team (CDT) Program are now in the exciting phase of receiving admissions decisions. As of April 15th, they have received over 100 total acceptances from schools including UCLA, UC Davis, UC Riverside, UC Santa Cruz, UC Santa Barbara, San Francisco State, Sonoma State, San Jose State, Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo, University of Oregon, University of Colorado - Boulder, Boise State, University of Puget Sound, Montana State, University of Hawaii, University of Redlands, Whittier, and Rochester Institute of Technology.
Over the next several weeks CDT will help these students analyze their financial aid offers, find solutions to the fiscal hurdles that lie in their way, and determine which college is the best fit for them. Ultimately, they aim to send their students to colleges that not only make sense for them academically but financially as well.