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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 2019

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 at each session.

ACT Boot Camp Dates and Locations

  • June 24-27 @ 2019 Parma ACT Boot Camp Flyer / 6996 Powers Blvd., Parma, OH 44129 / 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • July 8-11 @ Shaker Heights Public Library / 16500 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Heights, OH 44120 / 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • August 12-15 @ Garfield Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library / 5409 Turney Rd., Garfield Heights, OH 44125 / 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • September 7, 14, 21, and 28 @ Euclid Public Library / 631 E. 222nd St., Euclid, OH 44123 / 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • October 5, 12, 19, and 26 @ Merrick House / 1050 Starkweather Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113 / 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Please note: All dates at Euclid Public Library and Merrick House are Saturdays!

SAT Boot Camp Dates and Locations

  • June 10 – 13 @ Maple Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library / 5225 Library Lane, Maple Heights, OH 44137 / 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • July 22 – 25 @ Cleveland Public Library – Main Branch / 325 Superior Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114 / 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • July 29 – August 1 @ Parma Snow Library Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library / 2121 Snow Rd., Parma, OH 44134 / 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • August 5 – 8 @ Warrensville Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library / 4415 Northfield Rd., Warrensville Heights, OH 44128 / 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Registration is required and opens April 29, 2019. Please visit http://tinyurl.com/CollegeNow2019ACT-SATBootCamp.

For more information, contact Camille Graham at College Now Greater Cleveland at camillegraham@collegenowgc.org or 216.635.0179.

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!

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.