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At White House, CollegeSpring Announces Commitment to Expand College Access

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Washington, DC – Today, CollegeSpring CEO Garrett Neiman will join President Obama, the First Lady, and Vice President Biden along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college.

The White House College Opportunity Day of Action helps to support the President’s commitment to partner with colleges and universities, business leaders, and nonprofits to support students across the country to help our nation reach its goal of leading the world in college attainment.

At the event, CollegeSpring announced a commitment to expand SAT preparation and college mentoring programs by increasing the number of students we serve in traditional public schools by 42%. CollegeSpring serves students through partnerships with traditional public schools and districts, community organizations, and public charter schools. Traditional public schools often have an especially high need for the services CollegeSpring offers for high school juniors and rising seniors, which include SAT tutoring and college mentoring with near-peer undergraduate mentors, along with classroom instruction with experienced teachers.

This commitments follows a commitment made at January’s White House College Opportunity Summit to dramatically expand the number of students CollegeSpring serves.

“I applaud the President and First Lady for bringing organizations together to collaborate on solutions for expanding college access and success, and we are honored that CollegeSpring was again chosen to attend,” said Neiman. “CollegeSpring’s SAT preparation and college mentoring programs meet a critical need in increasing the number of students from low-income backgrounds who pursue four-year college educations. We will continue to partner with schools and other nonprofit organizations to develop and expand our programs in ways that creatively reach students at a point of inflection to change lives over the long term.”