Joining Dean O'Hara on this episode of CAUSES TV to talk more about the link between a college education and success are: Rustin Lewis, Executive Director, National Capital Region College Summit and Mardia Blyther, Program Director, National Capital Region College Summit.
Annually serving 50,000 students grades 9-12, College Summit is the nation’s largest nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of low-income youth by connecting them to college and career. College Summit uses peer leadership, custom curricula, real-time student performance data and technology to help get these high school students from low-income communities to and through college.
- Since 2004, College Summit in the National Capital Region (NCR) has served over 30,000 students in DC, MD, and VA—in 2013-14, they are serving nearly 5,000 9th-12th grade students in the region.
- College Summit-NCR students stay in college at a rate of 74% for 2 year colleges, and 92% for 4 year colleges—equal to and higher than the persistence rates of students from mid and upper income households.
- 80% of students who attend the College Summit-NCR summer workshop (Peer Leaders) enroll in college.
- College enrollment rates for College Summit students across the country have increased on average by 18%.
- College enrollment rates for College Summit-NCR students have increased by 27% in our largest school districts.
- In 2013, College Summit was named one of 100 Top Nonprofits in the country by Social Impact Exchange.
For more about College Summit, visit www.collegesummit.org.