Host a College Visions Birthday Party
Were you thinking of throwing yourself a birthday party? Why not ask your family and friends to come and celebrate with you by making a donation to College Visions!
We will send you a College Visions info sheet to share with your guests and donation cards. Please contact email@example.com if you have questions and to let us know you would like to host a birthday party.
After your party, we hope that you will share your donor contact info so that we can thank them for their gift and keep them updated.
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Learning for Life (L4L), an innovative partnership between Rhode Island College (RIC) and community-based organizations, aims to connect traditionally underrepresented students at RIC to a full range of services, supports, and opportunities that together strengthen student success and combat barriers that might inhibit the path to degree completion. L4L carries out this work through a network of navigators strategically placed within various offices around campus. This practice allows L4L to effectively introduce students to resources both at the college and in the community, while uncovering resource gaps and opportunities for new partnerships.
As the conversation around college completion continues to develop at the national level, College Visions would like to recognize L4L’s pioneering spirit and holistic approach to college access and success work. L4L’s structure is groundbreaking, and an important part of the broader commitment to college access and success by Rhode Island institutions of higher education. We are honored to be a partner in this collective effort and look forward to jointly working to increase college completion rates for first-generation and low-income students in our community .
Meet Onelissa, 2009 grad of Providence’s Cooley High School, and now a proud member of Middlebury College’s class of 2014. What does it feel like to be a recent college grad and CV grad? Onelissa tell us about her experience here.
1) First off, congratulations, and how does it feel to be a college graduate!?
Thank you! & WOW, I'm a college grad...what!? The feeling is probably typical of any other college grad. A mixed bag of "thank God I'm done, hello real world,” but also the "what am I going to do now, what's next?!"
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“I want to go to college to prove that it’s not impossible for someone like me. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, you just need to keep trying.”
Anthony, Hope High School class of 2014, RISD class of 2018
With the help of CV supporters, Anthony is going to RISD. With your continued support, CV will be there for him throughout his college journey. When you support CV, you help first-generation Rhode Island students like Anthony walk across the stage to accept their college diplomas.
Thank you for your support!
Click here to read more about Anthony's story.
Envisioning Success: 100 Degrees and Rising
The Met School's Black Box Theater
325 Public St., Providence, RI, 02907
Monday, June 2, 2014
Light refreshments will be served
Please click here to RSVP.
Parking will be available in The Met parking lot. Bus routes 1, 3, and 11 go to The Met.
Map available here.
This month CV had the pleasure of speaking with our very own 2008 alum Gleyribel Rodriguez, Mount Pleasant High School class of 2008 and University of Rhode Island class of 2012. Gleyribel is a CV three-fer: a CV alum, a CV staff advisor, and a CV donor. Gleyribel is an amazing combination of compassionate and dedicated youth worker and highly organized fund development coordinator. We are very lucky to work with her.
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May 1 was enrollment decision day for most colleges. Some of our students have known their college choices for months, but others made their final decisions in the hours before the May 1 deadline. As the deadline loomed, CV students were off visiting campuses (like this group of CV 12th graders visiting current CV students at Salem College in North Carolina). And CV students and families were in our office weighing their choices and crunching the numbers. We are so proud of all our CV 12th graders (and their families) as they take this huge step towards the future.
The CV class of 2018 will attend the following colleges and Universities:
College of the Holy Cross
Community College of Rhode Island
Gustavus Adolphus College
Johnson and Wales University
Rhode Island College
Rhode Island School of Design
University of Rhode Island
Congratulations to the Class of 2018 for all the hard work you put in to get this far and enjoy the rest of your journey!
“I would tell other CV supporters: Let's continue to help these students."
Steven, Central High School ’08, Union College ‘12
To celebrate CV's 10th Anniversary, will you consider a special gift to support CV students? With your help, we can empower more talented, hardworking students like Steven to achieve their educational dreams.
Are you an upcoming high school senior looking to go to college? Do you know someone who is? College Visions is recruiting for our next class!
We're looking for students who:
- Are current 11th graders at Providence-area public high schools;
- Are passing core classes and on track to graduate in June;
- Are not participating in other college-access organizations, including ETS, College Crusades, Upward Bound and the MET
You also have to meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Your parents/guardians do not have a Bachelor's degree from the US;
- You qualify for free or reduced lunch at school
If you're interested, click here to find out about info sessions and get an application.