CBI

Impact

  • Pennants for web 5,500 Since 2001, CBI has helped more than 5,500 students enroll in college.
  • "CBI created a future for a young man who hungers for one."
  • _ddd6508 36 Since 2001, with the support of their CBI counselors, 36 CBI participants have become Posse Scholars - receiving full tuition scholarships to selective four-year colleges.
  • Student college acceptances $86m YWLN has generated more than $86M in financial aid to make college affordable for low-income students.
  • "I feel lucky to have CollegeBound Initiative at East Side Community High School, helping seniors like me walk through the most important steps in our student careers."
  • 80% Approximately 80% of CBI graduating seniors will be the first in their family to attend college.

CBI empowers young women and men to realize their higher education and life potential by placing full-time college guidance experts in high-need public schools. CBI counselors maximize students’ college awareness, access, and financial aid awards.

CBI participants graduating from our partner high schools achieve four-year college degrees at more than double the rate of their peers.

CBI places full-time college guidance experts in public schools to work one-on-one with every student as early as the sixth grade. We combine intimate knowledge of our students and trusted connections with a diverse network of colleges, enabling us to optimize college placement and maximize financial aid. Our comprehensive approach creates a culture of success in each of our partner high schools. And the results are clear – we have 14 consecutive years of demonstrated success in increasing the college enrollment and attainment rate for low-income students. For CBI students, the question is not “if” but “where” they will go to college.

LEARN HOW WE SUPPORT OUR PARTNER SCHOOLS

High School Partners

In 2014-2015, CBI will serve more than 13,000 students in the 6th-12th grades at 24 partner schools in New York City. 

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Colleges

CBI alumni attend many colleges and universities. 

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Programs and Partnerships

CBI is grateful to the many partners who make our work possible.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS AND PARTNERSHIPS

Some of Our Graduates

  • Ymln_students_03 Christina R. Hunter College
  • Ymln_students_05 James R. Wheaton College
  • Amber shamburger_web Amber S. SUNY Albany
  • Ymln_students_09 Ashley M. Bates College
  • Ymln_students_11 Dennis W. Middlebury College
  • Tywls_web3 Carla G. Dartmouth College
  • Chantalweb Chantal S. Albertus Magnus College