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The College Crusade of Rhode Island is the state’s most comprehensive college-readiness and scholarship program for middle school and high school students in low-income urban school districts.

We reach out early to motivated students and encourage their commitment to learning. No other organization in Rhode Island provides as much long-term guidance and support for students from these communities.

The College Crusade was inspired by the idea that the consistent involvement of caring adults helps young people overcome economic and educational disadvantages. We believe in the students we serve. Our dedicated staff nurtures their personal and academic growth, and our specially designed programs give them the tools they need to succeed in school and to stay accountable to their college goals.

The College Crusade’s sustained social and academic investment in the lives of young people increases the vitality of our state and creates a lasting legacy for the future.

 

Our Mission

We at the College Crusade prepare and inspire young people in Rhode Island to become the first in their families to attend and complete college.

 

Our Vision

Equity and opportunity for first-generation students in their pursuit of higher education.

Recent Stories

  • High School Leadership Council 2018-2019

    Members of our High School Leadership Council assist the College Crusade advisors in their schools by sharing Crusade program and event news with other Crusaders. They also meet monthly as ...

  • Quick – Talk Fast!

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  • Thinking + Writing About Media

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  • Sharing Our Biggest Thanks!

    The College Crusade is grateful to each of our public and private supporters who have made the success of our students possible. We are pleased to acknowledge the following organizations ...

  • College Advice Straight from Campus

    What do you know now that you wish you had known as a high school student? How has college challenged you to step out of your comfort zone? Sixty College ...

  • We Are an Example of Excelencia!

    The College Crusade was honored in October by Excelencia in Education with a 2018 Examples of Excelencia award. The award is presented to programs that have shown evidence-based results in ...

  • Block Island Science Adventures

    Forty Crusaders in grades 9-12 traveled to Block Island over five weeks in July and August to study biodiversity with the Block Island Maritime Institute’s Dolphin Program. They spent a ...