News & Announcements


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


College Prep Nonprofit Launches San Francisco Unified Programs this Week

June 5th, 2013

San Francisco, CA, June 5, 2013 – This week, CollegeSpring is launching the first of its 80-hour programs for San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) students at Mission High School, Abraham Lincoln High School, and Philip & Sala Burton Academic…  Learn more

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CollegeSpring Proud to Present 2012 Annual Report!

May 31st, 2013

San Francisco, CA May 31, 2013 – We are excited to present our very first annual report, which highlights our incredible growth and impact during 2012. In 2012 we launched our first academic-year programs, nearly tripled the number of students…  Learn more

Chronicle of Philanthropy Profiles Our Funding Model

April 7th, 2013

Recent Coverage – Two articles, “Charging for Its Services Helped Charity Win Over Foundation” and “Nonprofits Born in the Recession Find Success Despite the Odds” in the most recent issue of The Chronicle of Philanthropy highlight CollegeSpring’s successful funding strategy!…  Learn more

CEO Garrett Neiman Featured in EdWeek Blog

March 29th, 2013

Recent Coverage – Tom Vander Ark wrote about CollegeSpring CEO Garrett Neiman in his blog Vander Ark on Innovation, which focuses on innovation in education: “Garrett and Michael are great examples of a generation of young people dedicated to making…  Learn more

NBC Bay Area Highlights Our Financial Aid Work

March 23rd, 2013

Recent Coverage – Calif. Students Missing Millions in Financial Aid CollegeSpring students and mentors speak about financial aid in connection with EdTrust West’s recent report on financial aid access! See CollegeSpring’s financial aid work highlighted at 2:22. View more NBC…  Learn more