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Phone: 202-246-7357
700 12th St, NW
Ste 700

Washington
District of Columbia 20005
USA
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Geographic areas served: Washington, DC, Prince George's County, Maryland, New York, New Jersey

Programs: The Reach for College! program and books, that were specially developed for our target population of low-income students who will likely be the first in their families to pursue postsecondary education, cover all of the college access and college preparation tasks. These include:
-Career exploration and researching the educational path to chosen careers
-SAT prep
-College selection and application
-Study skills and time-management
-College-level reading and essay-writing
-FAFSA/Financial aid and scholarship applications
-Employability and interview skills
-What to expect at college and how to successfully make the transition.

In schools, the program is offered as a class that the student takes as part of his or her regular daily schedule. It is taught by a teacher at the school who has been trained by Reach for College! Frequent on-site classroom assistance is provided by Reach for College! to assure excellent implementation of the program.

When community groups, such as churches, PTA's or other nonprofits want to use the Reach for College! curriculum and program, we tailor the program to meet their specific needs.

Reach for College! offers its books and program to most schools for free, as funding allows. We typically match funding with community groups and churches who want to use the program.

Mission:
From the D.C. schools fewer than 30% of students go to college and only 9% graduate from college.  This leaves a vast majority of students unprepared for life in which 70% of jobs now require some form of postsecondary education.  Reach for College! believes all students should aim for some form of education beyond high school to have the best shot at life.  We believe all students can be successful with enough determination.  We believe it’s important to help low-income students because our society needs them to be educated, contributing members of their communities.  We all need their vibrancy, their caring hearts, and their good ideas.  Reach for College! was founded in 2005 by two urban educators who saw the need and created a highly successful means to help traditionally disadvantaged students over the obstacles to college.
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08/25/09
I've supported RFC in their goal to increase College access to students in Washington DC and Prince Georges County Maryland. RFC leadership has developed a model that serves over 4000 High School students with very low overhead costs. As a frequent volunteer i've watched students grow and mature ... more »
08/17/09
Reach For College is an outstanding non-profit organization. The organization's commitment to helping high school students matriculate to secondary education is evident in the high success rate for participants in the program. I am excited for the many high school students that will benefit from ... more »
02/18/09
The Reach for College Program is vital to supporting the educational needs of students who are pursuing university, technical, technology, or military careers. As a former teacher, this program enabled me to better assist and expose my students to an array of post high school opportunities they ... more »
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