Who We Are
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. We reward the effort and achievement of financially eligible students with up to four years of college scholarships.
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.
The mission of the College Crusade of Rhode Island is to increase high school graduation, college and career readiness, and college completion for youth in Rhode Island’s low-income communities.
All Rhode Island students engage in a rigorous educational experience, graduate high school, and complete a post-secondary school program. Rhode Island youth will be prepared to take on meaningful roles in their families, flourish in the workplace, and actively contribute to their community.
The College Crusade’s Strategic Plan for 2012-2017 is designed to help us achieve our mission. It builds upon our historic strengths in keeping students on the path to college and issues a further set of challenges. We invite you to explore our goals, strategies, and objectives.