College Outreach USA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 2011 and reinstated in 2017.
College Outreach USA is dedicated to identifying qualified students who are from: a Minority group; and/or from an inner city; and/or from a low income family (MIL), during their early years in middle and high school. Our goal is to connect our MIL students to an advisor for the purpose of mentoring, preparing, and ultimately having our students admitted to college. We provide information and services to these students at no charge.
MIL students continue to be under-represented in four-year colleges and universities. The reasons for this include:
Our goal is to dramatically increase the numbers of MIL students applying to and enrolling in USA four-year colleges and universities.
To facilitate this goal, College Outreach USA provides encouragement, information, and support to MIL high school students in both college guidance and college placement.
While ideally we would like to reach all MIL students across the USA, we create small victories by focusing on specific urban areas one at a time.
MIL students who do not consider college a possibility discover that they CAN attend college. MIL students who already plan to attend college will be empowered by knowing HOW to prepare and apply.
Our unique approach comes from the fact that our college information in-person seminars, webinars, and virtual high school visits are conducted by our Deans and Directors of Admission, their staff members, a college alumnus/ae, as well as high school and independent guidance counselors aligned with College Outreach USA. Each in-person seminar, webinar and virtual high school visit is conducted by a college staff member and run by College Outreach USA staff and/or our Board Chair and Founder, Anthony F. Capraro III,
College Outreach USA does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, religion, creed, national origin, age, alienage and citizenship, status as a perceived or actual victim of domestic violence, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, partnership status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, arrest record, or any other legally protected status.
College Outreach USA operates on the fundamental principle of affirmative action, which is to redress imbalances due to disproportionate representation of underprivileged sections of College Outreach USA, specifically the underrepresentation of minority, inner city and low income youth enrolled in America’s institutions of higher education.
In the administration of its educational activities and scholarship programs, College Outreach USA does not discriminate against any person or permit the harassment of any student on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, pregnancy, religion, creed, marital status, partnership status, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, military status, or any other legally protected status.
All employees, board members, and representatives of College Outreach USA are expected to behave in keeping with this policy.