Help 10,000 NYC families get ready for college.



Your donation will help educate 10,000 parents about preparing their 9th graders for college. New Visions publishes "Aiming Higher" each year in English and Spanish.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In most high schools, students don't truly begin planning for college until the 11th or 12th grade. Delaying the conversation until the junior year hurts our students, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college, because they miss out on the information they need to get ahead early and maximize their chances for success.

How will this project solve this problem?

Funding will go directly to the publication and distribution of Aiming Higher, our 9th grade parent guide (app. $1/guide). We use the guide with 9th grade students, teachers, and families, so they can work together to make sure students get on track.

Potential Long Term Impact

Students whose families benefit from this information are more likely to get on track and stay on track for college.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $4,916

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $4,916 .  The original project funding goal was $10,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Jamie Alter

Policy and Data Coordinator
New York, NY United States

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