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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: CollegeSpring aims to narrow the college opportunity gap by collaborating with schools and community-based organizations to offer a high quality SAT and college preparation program that lifts the aspirations and outcomes of thousands of low-income high school students and enables them to act as beacons for what is possible for their communities.

Results: Since 2008, CollegeSpring has helped more than 2,100 students in the Bay Area and Los Angeles boost their SAT scores, navigate college admissions and financial aid, and confidently pursue college degrees.

Target demographics: Low-income high school juniors and rising seniors

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,500

Geographic areas served: San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles County

Programs: CollegeSpring partners with schools and community organizations to provide SAT preparation and college counseling services to low-income high school students.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have been partnering with College Spring for three years. As the principal of a comprehensive high school focused on preparing underrepresented students for university success, I recognize the importance of partnering with high quality organizations with aligned visions. College Spring has been able to provide SAT preparation that is critical to improving our students' performance on college entrance exams. They deliver high quality content within a sound program. College Spring provides meaningful data to demonstrate results. They do this all while minimizing the cost to the school making them a key team partner in our efforts.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are a mission-driven charter school working to prepare all of our students for success at the college level. We know that SAT scores are key factor in determining college eligibility, and we have struggled as a school to find a comprehensive approach towards SAT preparation. We turned to CollegeSpring last year on the recommendation of another school that had successfully implemented the program. We piloted CollegeSpring over the summer, and found our students averaged a 200 point gain as a result of the program. We decided to expand our partnership during the school year, and now offer a full year of SAT prep to all of our juniors. Unlike other partnerships where most of the planning and implementation is left to the school and staff, CollegeSpring takes a hands-on approach to making sure the program is successful. We have regular visits from executive staff who observe classrooms, conference with teachers, and work with me as the principal to ensure a successful partnership, and ultimately, improving SAT scores across the board for students.