Regular readers of our newsletter might notice a new logo and look. That's because we're kicking off College Now's 50th Anniversary celebration beginning next month, and we thought it'd be nice to freshen things up a bit!
College Now's college and career access advising model was the first of its kind in the country back in 1967, and it was born out of the understanding that it takes more than just money to help low-income, first-generation students enroll in postsecondary programs. It takes creating a culture of "college knowledge" in school buildings and among students and families, which we found was most successful by physically putting a college and career access advisor in schools.
This practice was unheard of prior to the founding of College Now, which was at the time called the Cleveland Scholarship Program, and we will celebrate our 50-year history as an innovator in college and career access in a number of ways over the coming year. Stay tuned for more information, and thanks for your continued support of our work.