Provide an equal chance at college admissions to students from low-income immigrant families
What Problem Are We Trying To SolveThe college admissions process has become highly competitive and complex. Most students need help with this process. Typically, this helps comes from school counselors or parents. Unfortunately, students from low -income immigrant families do not have access to help from either of these sources. Why: 1. The parents are unable to help because they did not attend either high school or college in the US. 2. Most public high schools, especially ones attended by low-income immigrant families, cannot afford personalized help with college admissions. For example, the student to counselor ratio in CA is 825:1. Without adequate help with the college admissions process, we believe that most students from low-income immigrant families will face the following challenges: 1. They will not be able to compete well. 2. They will make suboptimal decisions and end up under selling themselves.