News & Announcements


Summer 2013 Results Are In!

October 10th, 2013

San Francisco, CA, October 10, 2013 – This summer, CollegeSpring students increased their SAT scores 182 points on average, up from an average of 170 points during Summer 2012. Students told us  they feel confident that they will apply to,…  Learn more


USC Students Help Local High School Juniors With SAT

September 16th, 2013

Recent Coverage – The University of Southern California’s Daily Trojan newspaper highlights CollegeSpring’s growing partnership with Teach For America and the longstanding involvement of USC students as CollegeSpring mentors: “A lot of people who did CollegeSpring and mentored as undergrads were…  Learn more


New Book on Civic Work Features CollegeSpring CEO

August 20th, 2013

Recent Coverage – A new book by Thomas Ehrlich and Ernestine Fu, “Civic Work and Civic Lessons: Two Generations Reflect on Public Service,” profiles CollegeSpring CEO Garrett Neiman and tells the story of CollegeSpring’s founding: “Garrett wanted to do more…  Learn more

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CollegeSpring’s Academic-Year 2012-13 Results, In Context

August 14th, 2013

San Francisco, CA, August 14, 2013 – Today, CollegeSpring released the results of its second year of academic-year programs: students in CollegeSpring programs showed average SAT score gains of 188 points. Overall, CollegeSpring’s results appear to be in line with…  Learn more

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CollegeSpring Mentors Join Teach For America Corps

August 8th, 2013

San Francisco, CA, August 8, 2013 – Congratulations to the fourteen CollegeSpring mentors who were admitted to the Teach For America corps this year!  From Los Angeles, Kellie Caro, Irma Cruz, Rebecca Elias, Monica Esparza, Katherine Hitchcock, Shauday Klaz, Hunter…  Learn more


CollegeSpring Partners with Groupon Grassroots for a Back-To-School Initiative

July 22nd, 2013

San Francisco, CA, July 22, 2013 – Today CollegeSpring and Groupon Grassroots, the philanthropic arm of Groupon, announce the launch of a local campaign to raise funds for CollegeSpring’s 2013-2014 academic-year program mentor sessions. The CollegeSpring’s Back-to-School Groupon Grassroots Campaign…  Learn more

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CollegeSpring’s First Santa Cruz County Programs

July 15th, 2013

Santa Cruz, CA, July 15, 2013 – This week 40 high school students in Santa Cruz County start a free, month-long CollegeSpring program to improve their college readiness. The program, run in collaboration with Santa Cruz County College Commitment (S4C),…  Learn more

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Forbes Profiles CollegeSpring’s CEO and First College Graduate

July 10th, 2013

Recent Coverage – Read about CollegeSpring in Forbes! Forbes tells the story of Kym Alvarez, one of the first students to successfully complete CollegeSpring in 2008. Kym graduated from UCLA this year with a degree in Environmental Science. The article…  Learn more


S.H. Cowell Foundation and CollegeSpring Supporters Make Potential Possible in SFUSD

July 9th, 2013

San Francisco, CA, July 9, 2013 – This summer, CollegeSpring embarked on its first programs in partnership with San Francisco Unified School District–CollegeSpring’s first partnership with a traditional public school district. Programs recently finished at three San Francisco schools: Abraham…  Learn more

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Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Commits Nearly $1M to Support Core Functions, Program Expansion

June 19th, 2013

San Francisco, CA, June 19, 2013 – CollegeSpring announced today that the organization will receive a landmark grant from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to support the organization’s expanded statewide operations and growth. “The announcement of this grant is the culmination of…  Learn more