Bright Prospect is a college access and success organization that for 13 years has been opening doors and changing expectations for youth in Pomona, Ontario and Montclair. Join us on Wednesday when Bright Prospect's Executive Director, Stephanie Campbell, and their Program Director, Timothy Sandoval, will educate us about their program and its successes.
The Bright Prospect Crews® model has proved highly effective in helping low-income students successfully gain access to and complete college. Ninety-one percent of Bright Prospect participants graduate with a bachelor's degree, at a total annual cost of just over $1,000 per participant. Bright Prospect alumni have graduated from 13 of the 15 highest-ranked universities in the nation (among them Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, MIT and Dartmouth), and 21 of the top 25 liberal arts colleges (among them Amherst, Swarthmore, Bowdoin, Wellesley, Pomona and Williams). Others attend or have graduated from a University of California or California State University campus while a smaller proportion get their start at a community college and then transfer to UC or Cal State.
In 2013, Bright Prospect was awarded the College Board Western Region's CollegeKeys Compact™ Innovation Award in the category of "Getting Through" college. Bright Prospect is committed to sharing its Crews® model and is well on its way to completing a turnkey package that can be utilized by other community-based organizations, charter and public schools, and colleges hoping to achieve similar college graduation results.