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Organization

College Forward

Contact Information

PO Box 142308
Austin, TX 78714

(512) 452-4800

Focus Areas

  • Economic Security
  • Education & Youth

Our Mission: College Forward coaches underserved, motivated students to achieve the benefits of higher education and a college degree.

  • About Us
    College Forward coaches motivated students to achieve the benefits of higher education and a postsecondary degree. We pair students with near-peer coaches who provide personalized support to guide students from 11th grade through college graduation. In July 2021, College Forward became part of the national College Possible organization.
  • Our Impact
    Awards:
    College Forward won the annual Evergreen National Education Prize (2019)
    College Forward was included in the “Giving Library” of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (2013).
    College Forward was selected as a semifinalist in the Social Impact Exchange Business Plan Competition (2012, 2013).
    College Forward was included in the “S&I 100,” an index of very high-impact nonprofits across the U.S. (2012).
    By conferring their “Award of Excellence,” The National College Access Network recognized College Forward as a national leader in college access and completion (2011).
    College Forward’s founder was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by E&Y (2011).
    College Forward was selected as the first community partner of Innovation +, the Austin affiliate of Social Venture Partners, International. This partnership extends 2011-2016.
    College Forward received a Greenlights for Nonprofit Success Innovation Award (2011).
    College Forward received the “Best Education Nonprofit” award from the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce (2007, 2011).
    College Forward was featured in “Transforming Communities Through Service: A Collection of 52 of the Most Innovative AmeriCorps Programs in the United States,” a 2010 publication of America’s Service Commission and Innovations in Civic Participation.
    College Forward received a coveted Neighborhood Builder award from the Bank of America Foundation (2009).