CollegeCommunityCareer fosters a college-going culture with low-income, first-generation high school students and families to create and build equity in education. We prepare students for admission to and graduation from a four-year university based on these four pillars: College Success, Leadership Development, Civic Engagement, and Career Discovery.
CollegeCommunityCareer is working with our students to ultimately create a workforce that is diverse and equitable by breaking down traditional barriers that keep students from achieving a college education. We challenge the status quo and take bold steps to create a more equitable future so all students can reach their potential.
The Story of CCC
When College Community Career first opened its doors in August 2012, there were twenty-two sophomore students at one high school in our afterschool program with a dream of going to college. We now serve high school students in four School Districts in the Greater Houston area and have also expanded to Marfa, Texas. We continue to mentor students attending universities across the U.S. until they receive their bachelor’s degree. CollegeCommunityCareer is developing our future work force and tomorrow’s leaders.
How is CCC different from other college success programs?
CCC works with students for a total of 7 years – 3 years in high school (10th – 12th) and 4 years of college – helping students complete their bachelor’s degree and launch them into their career.
Students and families find a college that fits them academically, financially as well as social-emotionally to thrive on their university campus with our program.
We help students discover their passions leading to careers, not just jobs find internships, encourage leadership opportunities, aid with job interviewing skills so students can launch successfully into their chosen career.
Where many programs focus on a slice of a high school population such as the top 10% or focus on students attending only a select few colleges, CCC focuses on students who have a desire to attend university and are in the top 35% of their high school class. 97% of our students come from a lower socio-economic background and will be the first in their family to attend college. Our 8-week summer program has students visit over 20 different college campuses and see firsthand different careers students want to pursue, perform community service as well as attend a leadership camp. CCC focuses on our students year-round to achieve their dream of graduating with a bachelor’s degree. Our bilingual parent program ensures that parents not only understand the complexity of the college admission process but includes them in finding the college where their child will thrive.
CCC is developing an educated workforce and the leaders of tomorrow.
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