Quality SAT prep for 360 low-income HS students

Mentors work with small groups of 3-5 students.
Mentors work with small groups of 3-5 students.

Dear friend,

Awhile ago, you made a donation to SEE College Prep (now named CollegeSpring) through the Global Giving website.

I am emailing to let you know what a difference your support has made.

Our work started with a simple realization: low-income high school students tend to score much lower on the SAT than their peers, making their dreams of attending four-year colleges and universities much harder to realize. For many students, improving SAT scores significantly could mean the difference between a high school diploma and a Bachelor’s Degree.

Because donors like you believed in our work, CollegeSpring has helped approximately 2,100 students in the Bay Area and Los Angeles understand the college admissions process and raise their SAT scores by an average of almost 200 points. In 2012-2013, we will serve approximately 2,500 students through both summer and school-year programs. Your support and encouragement in the early phases of our work helped us to grow from a completely volunteer-based project to a sustainable non-profit with a permanent full-time staff of 9, allowing us to increase dramatically the number of students we reach.

Because we are no longer receiving donations through Global Giving, you will no longer receive CollegeSpring updates unless you opt-in to our mailing list. If you aren't already on our mailing list, we hope you will opt-in now in order to remain connected to us!

We are also active on social media, and encourage you to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to stay more abreast of the work we are doing to help students realize their potential.

Again, we thank you for your support, and the difference you've made in the lives of the students we've served.

Yours in service,

Garrett Neiman, CEO and Founder

Mentors review SAT instruction with students.
Mentors review SAT instruction with students.
A few of our first academic-year students!
A few of our first academic-year students!
Professional teachers deliver general content.
Professional teachers deliver general content.
Mentors are role models of college success.
Mentors are role models of college success.
We have helped over 2,100 students!
We have helped over 2,100 students!


Dear Family, Friends, and Colleagues,

I hope you are doing well! As always, my time at Stanford University has been busy but rewarding.

I'm excited to share with you that SEE College Prep, the non-profit I founded, was recently featured in the education section of the New York Times. This is an incredible opportunity for us, and really shows how far the organization has come since its founding less than two years ago. You can view the article here: http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/tag/see-college-prep

At just over $200 per student, our programs create a world of opportunity for students from low-income communities who otherwise might not be able to attend a four-year college. More than 500 students have gone through our programs already and improved their SAT scores an average of 210 points. We are working diligently to build partnerships that will enable us to expand our reach to 700 students at 20 locations across California in the upcoming year. Your support really does make a difference!

Hope all is well, and thank you in advance for your support!

Garrett Neiman


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SEE College Prep

San Francisco, California, United States

Project Leader

Sean Simplicio

Ladera Ranch, CA United States

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