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 approximately 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.
High School Partners
In 2015-2016, CBI will serve more than 14,500 students in the 6th-12th grades at 27 partner schools in New York City.
CBI alumni attend many colleges and universities.
Programs and Partnerships
CBI is grateful to the many partners who make our work possible.