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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 and SAT Prep Boot Camps

Summer 2022

Attention all high school students! College Now Greater Cleveland will be administering  ACT and SAT Prep Boot Camps!

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.

ACT/SAT Summer Boot Camps are hosted at 5 different branches of the Cuyahoga County Public Library.

CCPL – Warrensville Heights

  • ACT
    Monday-Thursday, 1:00pm – 5:00 PM | June 27, 2022 – June 30, 2022
  • SAT
    Monday-Thursday, 1:00pm – 5:00 PM | July 11, 2022 – July 14, 2022

 

CCPL – Main Branch

  • ACT
    Monday-Thursday, 1:00pm – 5:00 PM | July 25, 2022 – July 28, 2022
  • SAT
    Monday-Thursday, 1:00pm – 5:00 PM | July 25, 2022 – July 28, 2022

 

CCPL – Maple Heights

  • ACT
    Tuesday-Friday, 1:00pm – 5:00 PM | July 5, 2022 – July 8, 2022
  • SAT
    Monday-Thursday, 1:00pm – 5:00 PM | July 18, 2022 – July 21, 2022

 

CCPL – Garfield Heights

  • ACT
    Monday-Thursday, 1:00-5:00 PM | June 27, 2022 – June 30, 2022
  • SAT
    Monday-Thursday, 1:00-5:00 PM | July 11, 2022 – July 14, 2022

 

CCPL – Parma Heights

  • ACT Prep
    Tuesday-Friday, 1:00pm – 5:00 PM | July 5, 2022 – July 8, 2022
  • SAT Prep
    Monday-Thursday, 1:00pm – 5:00 PM | July 18, 2022 – July 21, 2022

Please contact Savannah Slusher with any questions.

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!

*impact! Is offering summer programming! To learn about our summer program, click here.

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.

Rec Center Programming

Presented by The City of Cleveland and College Now Greater Cleveland, Rec Center Programming is designed to educate students about college and career possibilities through exploration activities including college tours, post-secondary workshops, career technical workshops, financial guidance, and FAFSA assistance.

More information coming soon!

If you have questions, please contact Savannah Slusher at [email protected].

Xplore – Summer 2022

College Now invites you to travel with us this summer! Complete our 2-week college & career research program centered around business careers, and travel to New York City for free!

Max Hayes High School

10am-3pm | July 18 – July 29, 2022

NYC: August 1 – August 5, 2022

More information/register here or reach out to Savannah Slusher at [email protected] with questions.

During the 2022-2023 school year, Xplore will be taking place in several schools across Lorain and Cuyahoga counties. Look here for future opportunities to travel and get ready for college!