Last night’s CollegeBound Initiative (CBI) Celebration was unforgettable. Thank you to those who attended and supported, including our amazing honorees Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, and Melissa Brenner, Senior Vice President of Digital Media at the NBA, with special recognition to Paula Dofat, Director of College Counseling at our affiliate school Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women! It was a privilege to introduce the Class of 2017, who are making their dreams of college a reality thanks to your support.

Since CBI’s inception, we have enrolled more than 13,000 students in college, including 2,500 from the Class of 2017, and have generated more than $450 million in financial aid. The majority of our students will be the first in their family to go to college. And even more, an independent evaluation found that CBI students graduate and earn 4-year college degrees at nearly 4x the rate of their peers.

Check out the films that were debuted during the event:


Unable to attend the 2017 CBI Celebration? Don’t worry! You can still be with us in spirit by making a donation. Click here to show your support.