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Current Partnerships

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College Greenlight

College Greenlight is a college search platform created by Cappex. College Greenlight connects Community Based Organizations (CBOs), high schools, colleges, and scholarship providers with underrepresented students. Cappex is committed to helping high-achieving first-generation, low-income, and historically underrepresented students pursue and attain higher education.

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Davis New Mexico Scholarship

The Davis New Mexico Scholarship provides scholarships that cover the full cost of attendance for first-generation, New Mexican students. The funding is a combination of the Davis NM Scholarship and UP resources. The goal is to increase college access by connecting high-achieving, historically underrepresented students to colleges and universities who have a commitment to supporting students and their success.

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College Possible Oregon

A national organization dedicated to removing barriers for low-income students and supporting them as they pursue higher education. Their model includes support at the high school and college level, to ensure retention and success of their students. College Possible created their Portland site in 2012, and in 2018-2019 expanded to College Possible Oregon to reflect the work the organization was doing beyond the Portland-metro area.

*University of Portland is currently an Explore partner.

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College Horizons

A national college access organization dedicated to increasing the number of Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students in college and graduate programs. From high school to, and through, college and graduate programs, College Horizons provides programming and guidance to its students through a variety of programs. Currently, they serve 2,800 Native high school students, and 99% have been admitted to college. Along with college partners, College Horizons aligns with outreach initiatives to help admissions offices connect with students and network with counselors, colleges, and educators primarily serving native populations.

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A global organization that currently operates in Rwanda, Cambodia, and Liberia. SHE-CAN identifies young women from these countries and offers them a mentor and resources to attain scholarships to pursue a college education in the U.S. Along with college partners, SHE-CAN aims to increase the number of women in leadership roles, globally, by addressing the opportunity gap and giving young women a chance at the education they need to create a more equitable world.

Learn more about SHE-CAN

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The Cristo Rey Network

The Cristo Rey Network® is the only network of high schools in the country that integrate four years of rigorous college preparatory academics with four years of professional work experience through the Corporate Work Study Program. Comprised of 37 Catholic, career focused, college preparatory schools, the Cristo Rey Network delivers a powerful and innovative approach to education that equips students from families of limited economic means with the knowledge, character, and skills to achieve their aspirations.

Learn more about The Cristo Rey Network


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