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College Crusade info sessions

Attend an information session to learn about this college readiness program.

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The College Crusade is holding several information sessions this summer and will be accepting online applications for the fall of 2018. Students entering sixth grade in Central Falls, Cranston, Providence, Pawtucket, West Warwick, or Woonsocket will be eligible to apply. En Espanol

This specially designed program gives motivated students the tools they need to succeed in school and to stay accountable to their college goals. Financially eligible students are rewarded for their effort and achievement with up to four years of college scholarships.

The mission of The College Crusade is to increase high school graduation, college and career readiness, and college completion for youth in Rhode Island’s low-income communities. The College Crusade was inspired by the idea that the consistent involvement of caring adults helps young people overcome economic and educational disadvantages by encouraging their commitment to learning.

The College Crusade of Rhode Island is the state’s most comprehensive college-readiness and scholarship program for middle school and high school students in low-income urban school districts.

Learn how you can submit an application for your child to join The College Crusade of Rhode Island by registering and attending an information session held at The College Crusade of Rhode Island, 134 Thurbers Avenue, Suite 111, Providence. Information sessions are:

  • Wednesday, July 25, 10:00 am or 6:00 pm.
  • Thursday, Aug 16, 1:00 pm or 6:00 pm.
  • Tuesday, Aug 21, 10:00 am or 6:00 pm

When to apply for admission: The 2018 online application will be available on August 27th at website.

Who is eligible to apply:

To apply for admission to The College Crusade, students must:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.
  • Be a resident of Central Falls, Cranston, Providence, Pawtucket, West Warwick, or Woonsocket.
  • Be enrolled and attending grade 6 as of September 2018 in one of our partner schools:

Central Falls: Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy, Calcutt Middle School, Segue Institute for Learning, The Learning Community
Cranston: Hugh B. Bain Middle School, Park View Middle School
Pawtucket: Goff Middle School, Jenks Middle School, Slater Middle School
Providence: DelSesto Middle School, Esek Hopkins Middle School, Gilbert Stuart Middle School, Nathan Bishop Middle School, Nathanael Greene Middle School, Paul Cuffee Middle School, Roger Williams Middle School, Times 2 Academy Middle School, West Broadway Middle School
West Warwick: Deering Middle School
Woonsocket: Woonsocket Middle School at Hamlet, Woonsocket Middle School at Villa Nova

For more information, contact Olinda Matos, Director of Family Engagement, in Admissions or at (401) 519-0210.

Photo: The College Crusade

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Written by Susan