Welcome TO College MAP

Thank you for participating in College MAP (Mentoring for Access and Persistence), a multi-year, group-mentoring program with active sites in 34 U.S. cities, including ours!

As part of the program, you will participate in monthly sessions that cover a variety of topics around the college-going process, including:

  • the benefits of going to college
  • exploring different types of colleges
  • preparing for the SAT and ACT
  • applying to colleges
  • applying for scholarships and financial aid
  • selecting the right college and major
  • interpreting financial aid packages
  • preparing for college life
  • sharpening professional skills
  • financial literacy

Our San Jose program has supported the journeys of more than 75 Scholars and Collegians with the help of 50+ Mentors. Thanks to you, we continue to expand our program and our impact!




CITY Program Leaders

Innocent Shumba, Executive Sponsor
Alec Davidian, Access Director
Ame Ponce, Access Director
Jaclyn Smith, Access Director
Maria Fernandez, Access Director
Allison Brown, Persistence Director

Resources

The College Board
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
The College Scorecard
College MAP Brochure
The Common Application

Scholars and Collegians are saying...

“In college the thing you should look forward to the most is the beauty of how people that appear so different can be so much like you on the inside."
- William, Birmingham Collegian