When I left the college admission office at USC five years ago, I immediately looked for an organization to volunteer with that helps underserved and underrepresented students get to college, and I found it right here in Pasadena with College Access Plan (CAP).
Applying to college has become increasingly complex and confusing. The students that CAP serves are typically the first in their families to go to college, and their parents can't rely on their own experience to help them. In addition, the average student to teacher ratio at a California public high school is about 900:1, so counselors are stretched to offer much in the way of college counseling. CAP fills this need and supports students all the way through their college experience. Any student at Pasadena Unified student can join at any time and be helped by an amazing and knowledgeable CAP staff member or volunteer.
Please join me in helping these innovative, smart, talented, and willing students get to college. These students are our future and we want them as our leaders and thinkers. They deserve a chance at higher education.