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Community-Based Programs

College Now partners with a number of community organizations – both corporate and non-profit – to bring its college access services to students in the places they frequent outside of school hours. Below are examples of the kinds of community-based programming we provide.

College Now will tailor programming to fit your organization’s needs.

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ACT & SAT Bootcamps

FREE SAT Test Prep Boot Camps Summer 2020

Program funded by MyCom and administered by College Now Greater Cleveland

Attention all high school students! College Now Greater Cleveland will be administering SAT Test Preparation Boot Camps virtually this summer!  Each Boot Camp is a 16-hour course in which students will learn about and practice each section of these high-stakes college admissions exams.  Boot camps will all be held virtually. Registration is required and can be accessed by clicking the links for each session below.

SAT Boot Camp Dates – PLEASE NOTE ALL BOOT CAMPS WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY

  • August 3 – August 6, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • August 10 – August 13, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • August 24 – August 27, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Click here to register for a boot camp session.

Registration is required and space is limited. 

For more information, contact Jyl Rhoden at College Now Greater Cleveland at jrhoden@collegenowgc.org.

Students and parents will be notified at least one week prior to the start of the selected location to confirm enrollment.

Cleveland Foundation College Now Scholars

The Cleveland Foundation College Now Scholars program is an initiative, funded by The Cleveland Foundation, which seeks to match the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s highest-achieving students with their “best-fit” postsecondary option. An intrusive advising approach is employed, as a College Now advisor works with students one-on-one and in groups to determine a student’s academic, financial,

social and environmental needs and find the higher education institutions that will meet those needs and set the students up for success on their campuses. Since beginning in 2011, the Cleveland Foundation College Now Scholars program has significantly increased not only the selectivity of schools students are enrolling in but also the amount of financial aid they are receiving to put toward their education.

Early Action for the Motivated Middle

The Early Action for the Motivated Middle Initiative, funded by KeyBank and the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, identifies CMSD students who are academically prepared for college (2.5 GPA and a 21-23 on the ACT) but are on the bubble in terms of the schools to which they would be accepted and the amount of financial aid they would receive. Participants receive hands-on ACT preparation designed to help them increase their scores and the amount of financial aid they will receive from colleges.

impact!

DUE TO THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS, THE FOLLOWING CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE TO IMPACT!’S CURRENT SESSION:

Library programs: all in-person instruction for impact! programs is postponed through April 30 until further notice.

School programs: all in-person instruction for impact! programs is postponed through March 31 until further notice.

Community programs: all in-person instruction for impact! programs is postponed through March 31 until further notice.

Please reach out to your instructor for details on remote instruction!

impact! is a program administered by College Now Greater Cleveland made possible with funds granted by the Ohio Department of Education through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers. The program is designed to enhance math & reading proficiency, improve students’ entrance exam scores and increase students’ college and career readiness.

Students meet after school, Monday-Friday for eight weeks. They receive entrance exam training, “college knowledge” and go on college and career visits. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a $200 stipend and have the opportunity to have an internship with the program.

Learn more about impact! here.