While the signature feature of Teagle’s College-Community Connections (CCC) initiative unites community-based organizations (CBOs) with colleges and universities, the Foundation has maintained long-standing relationships with several individual CBOs that deliver college access programs. Over the years, grant funds have supported their efforts to facilitate services for underserved high school students to access an enriched undergraduate education.
The initiative goals are as follows:

  • To enhance college readiness among high school students from underserved communities at New York City community-based organizations

  • To introduce students to the range of colleges and majors, with particular emphasis on liberal arts institutions and disciplines

  • To encourage these students to aim high in setting their academic goals, and to succeed in reaching them