College Now is so grateful to our longstanding partner, Third Federal Savings & Loan, for its sustained support of our work with students and their families living in Cleveland’s Broadway/Slavic Village community. Since 1938, Third Fed, as it’s known, has provided home mortgages, savings, and retirement options to Northeast Ohio and today is a leading lender of these mortgages, offering its services to individuals in 25 states.

Third Fed is dedicated to the Broadway/Slavic Village community, contributing to programs and non-profits that further family stability, health and wellness, after-school offerings, and educational opportunity. Indeed, since 2011, the Third Federal Foundation has generously funded College Now to provide our deepened college access advising, financial aid counseling, and career exploration to students and their families who live in this community.

As part of the “P-16 Support Project” for the Broadway/Slavic Village Community, which the Third Federal Foundation leads in partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, College Now has the opportunity to work closely with schools and organizations serving the neighborhood’s middle and high school students to identify areas of alignment and help to remedy gaps regarding college and career readiness.

With this grant, College Now will continue to host a college majors fair and take area high school students on two college trips, as well as leverage our community-based programming underway at the Boys and Girls Clubs. In addition to our onsite advising within Cleveland Metropolitan Schools in the neighborhood, College Now also will be able to provide fee waivers for eligible high school seniors and their families from this community for a range of college enrollment related expenses, including ACT/SAT tests, college application fees, and college housing deposits. And, finally, College Now will leverage the Foundation’s funding to continue to augment the advising services we provide to students attending Cleveland Central Catholic High School.

College Now is very grateful to the Third Federal Foundation for its tremendous investment in the Broadway/Slavic Village community and its numerous partner organizations. Thank you for your ongoing commitment and deep friendship!