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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 ACT & SAT Test Prep Boot Camps Summer 2017

Program funded by MyCom and administered by College Now Greater Cleveland

Attention all high school students! College Now Greater Cleveland will be administering ACT and SAT Test Preparation Boot Camps in a neighborhood near you!  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.  Each student will receive an ACT or SAT Prep Book at the end of the Boot Camp and snacks  will be served daily.

ACT Locations

  • Maple Heights County Library — 5225 Library Ln., Maple Heights OH 44137   June 5th — 8th  1 PM — 5 PM
  • Parma County Library — 6996 Powers Blvd, Parma OH 44129  June 26th—29th 1 PM — 5 PM
  • Shaker Heights Library — 16500 Van Aken Blvd. Shaker Heights OH 44120  July 17th—20th 12 Noon — 4 PM
  • Merrick House — 1050 Starkweather Ave. Cleveland OH 44113  July 24th — 27th 2 PM — 6 PM

SAT Locations

  • Garfield Heights County Library – 5409 Turney Rd, Cleveland, OH 44125   June 12th — 15th 1 PM – 5 PM
  • Warrensville County Library – 4415 Northfield Rd, Warrensville Heights OH 44128  June 19th — 22nd 1 PM – 5 PM

For more information, contact Michelle Broome Oatman at College Now Greater Cleveland at moatman@collegenowgc.org or (216) 241-5587 or click here to register.

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 is a program administered by College Now Greater Cleveland in partnership with the Cleveland Public Library, 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’ ACT scores and increase students’ college and career readiness.

Students meet after school, Monday-Friday for eight weeks. They receive ACT training, “college knowledge” and go on college visits. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a $100 stipend and have the opportunity to have an internship with the program.

Learn more about impACT here.