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How Can We Help First-Generation Students Make Sense of Politicized College Campuses?

March 27th, 2018 /Martin Sanchez

by Dr. Yoon S. Choi One of the more surprising moments in my first weeks at college was being invited into a ‘Take Back the Night’ protest. After living on the other side of the world from my parents throughout…  Learn more


Why Are So Many High-Achieving Students Ending Up at Less-Selective Schools?

January 25th, 2018 /Martin Sanchez

by Martin Sanchez Picture a high-school graduate from a low-income family who has achieved something impressive. Despite facing considerable inequities—attending an underfunded school, being unable to afford private tutoring, and having to work outside of school to help support her…  Learn more


The Hidden Challenges of Financial Aid Award Letters

November 7th, 2017 /Megan Fisher

by Megan Fisher At the end of the long journey through college admissions, one of the most rewarding days for most students should be when financial aid award letters arrive in the mail. They’ve spent countless hours reviewing math problems…  Learn more

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What I Learned From Teaching a High School Classroom After One Hour’s Notice

October 16th, 2017 /Martin Sanchez

by Ashley Soto Education work means being flexible to the needs of others. The reality of that truism was never clearer than when I, a Programs Manager at CollegeSpring, recently stepped in on short notice to teach four hours of…  Learn more

Jason Collins, NBA Veteran and Activist, Visits CollegeSpring Students for Program Kick-Off Events

September 7th, 2017 /Martin Sanchez

For high school juniors, August has a tendency to bring more stress than previous new school years. Starting in the eleventh grade, students must balance schoolwork and extracurriculars with a new set of responsibilities outside of the classroom: preparing for…  Learn more

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What I Learned From Challenging My Beliefs About Workplace Diversity

May 3rd, 2017 /Martin Sanchez

by Garrett Neiman Most organizations acknowledge the importance of diversity, but relatively few make demonstrable, sustained progress. Some of these failures can clearly be chalked up to a lack of commitment. In just as many cases, though, the root causes…  Learn more

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Helping Students From Low-Income Backgrounds Succeed on the SAT

March 15th, 2017 /Martin Sanchez

by The CollegeSpring Team It’s no secret that students from low-income backgrounds often struggle to earn SAT scores that reflect their true potential. The most recent batch of SAT results, like previous results before them, show a direct relationship between…  Learn more


Let’s Close the Inequality Gap, One Router at a Time

January 9th, 2017 /CollegeSpring

by Garrett Neiman, CEO & Co-Founder, CollegeSpring A version of this article originally appeared in the January 2017 edition of Wired Magazine. History is ruthlessly clear about what happens when too much wealth ends up in the hands of the very…  Learn more


Host a Mentor Events in Southern California

August 9th, 2016 /CollegeSpring

This spring, CollegeSpring Southern California organized its first volunteer opportunities as a way for professionals to get involved with our work. Through the Host a Mentor program, which was organized by the Southern California Young Professionals Board, volunteers hosted a…  Learn more

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CollegeSpring Mentor Develops Life-Skills Program for Youth

June 21st, 2016 /CollegeSpring

“Our hope is that we deter students from going down the wrong path and instead encourage them to go to college and be successful superstars!“–Keilah Early, CollegeSpring Mentor, Project S.K.I.L.L. Co-Founder California State East Bay undergraduate and CollegeSpring mentor, Keilah…  Learn more