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Now in its 30th year, the College Crusade of Rhode Island is the state’s largest college access organization serving college-bound students who are low income and first-generation.*  We offer students supportive advising, year-round programming, college admission guidance, and scholarship support to offset the high cost of college.

Supportive Advising
College Crusade advisors are a diverse group of young professionals who mentor students and understand the challenges that they face.  Advisors support students starting in 6th grade and help them succeed through middle school, high school, and college.

Year-Round Programming
College Crusade programs and services are offered free of charge to our families.  These college-readiness programs are designed for students and parents to prepare for and be successful in higher education.

Programs include:

  • After-school academic and enrichment programs
  • Saturday and summer learning opportunities
  • Leadership development
  • Career exploration activities
  • College application workshops
  • College visits
  • SAT preparation
  • Assistance with financial aid forms
  • Parent workshops, trainings, and leadership activities

Scholarship Support
College Crusade helps students who are financially eligible to receive donated scholarships from postsecondary institutions in Rhode Island as well as from other colleges and universities in our Scholarship Collaborative.  We also help our students apply for grants to cover or contribute to college expenses.

Who is Eligible?
To apply for admission to the College Crusade, students must:

  • Be a resident of Central Falls, Cranston, Providence, Pawtucket, West Warwick, or Woonsocket
  • Qualify for free or reduced-price lunch and/or be a first-generation* college-bound student
  • Attend grade 6 as of September 2019 in one of these schools:

Central Falls
Blackstone Valley Prep MS1
Calcutt Middle School
Segue Institute for Learning
The Learning Community

Bain Middle School
Park View Middle School

DelSesto Middle School
Esek Hopkins Middle School
Gilbert Stuart Middle School
Nathan Bishop Middle School
Nathanael Greene Middle School
Paul Cuffee Middle School
Roger Williams Middle School
Times 2 Academy Middle School
West Broadway Middle School 

Varieur Elementary School
Goff Middle School
Jenks Middle School
Slater Middle School

West Warwick
Deering Middle School

Woonsocket Middle School at Hamlet
Woonsocket Middle School at Villa Nova


*Parents/guardians do not have a bachelor’s degree from the U.S.


Questions? Contact us:

Olinda Matos
Director of Family Engagement & Admissions

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