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2020 Press Releases

Press Releases 2019

2019 Press Releases

Press Releases 2018

2018 Press Releases


In the News 2018

Excelencia in Education Institute Brings Together Communities of Action for Latino Student Success
Diverse Issues in Higher Education

College Crusade recognized for success of Latino students
Providence Business News

More than a label: Incoming high school students prepare for transition at College Crusade program
The Times

‘College Signing Day’ celebrates high-achieving students’ commitment to education
Providence Journal

Lincoln resident honored at 2017 Believe Breakfast
Valley Breeze


General Information

2018 Annual Report Card
How we are doing in our mission to increase educational and career success for youth in Rhode Island’s low-income urban communities

College Crusade 2017 Infographic
A quick look at our scope and impact

Who We Are
A quick look at our organization



Please visit our Vimeo channel to see all our videos.

Click on these links to view videos of featured speakers at our Believe Breakfast and 25th Anniversary celebration in November 2014:
Dr. Americo W. Petrocelli, founder of The College Crusade
George Graboys, recipient of the 2014 Dr. Americo W. Petrocelli Distinguished Service Award


Newsletter Archive

Cru News
Our print newsletter for Crusaders and their families
Fall 2018
Summer 2018
Fall 2017
Fall 2016
Summer 2016
Fall 2015
Spring-Summer 2015
Fall 2014
Spring-Summer 2014
Fall 2013
Spring-Summer 2013
Fall 2012
Spring-Summer 2012
Fall 2011
Spring-Summer 2011
Fall 2010
Spring-Summer 2010
Fall 2009
Spring 2009
December 2008 Special Edition
Spring 2008
Winter 2008
Fall 2007

Inspire Support Believe
Our print newsletter for friends and supporters
Fall 2015
Winter 2015
Summer 2014
Winter 2014
Summer 2013

Winter 2013
Summer 2009
Spring 2008
Fall 2007


Press Release Archive

2010-2017 Press Releases
2009 Press Releases
2008 Press Releases
2007 Press Releases


In the News Archive


NCAN awards Carvalho for college-access program work
Providence Business News

Collette awards $6,500 grant to College Crusade of Rhode Island
Providence Business News

College Crusade awarded Amgen Foundation grant for science education
Providence Journal


Home Loan Investment Bank Uses Grant to Donate Books to RI Families

The College Crusade Names Bramson New President
Providence Business News

Cranston East Students Recognized by College Crusade
Cranston Patch


The College Crusade: closing gaps in student outcomes (with video)
Rhode Island Foundation

Thumbs Up for GEAR UP: Study shows program dramatically helps low-income students go to college
Providence Journal

O. Rogeriee Thompson: Helping more students achieve the American dream
Providence Journal

Flaherty honored for career of advocacy
South County Independent

Inner-city students come to PC to learn college readiness skills
Providence College Magazine

EP’s Silva Wins College Crusade’s Distinguished Alumni Award
East Providence Patch

5 Questions with Todd Flaherty
Providence Business News

Class helps students prepare for college, beyond
Providence Journal

2011 Business Excellence Award article
Providence Business News

2011 Business Excellence Award video
Providence Business News

College Crusade expands education-access programs to Cranston
Cranston Herald

RI receives $3 million to help students GEAR UP for college
Office of U.S. Senator Jack Reed

Judge Thompson lauded for increasing college access for urban youth
Cranston Patch

The College Crusade of RI awarded over $1.3 million in scholarships this year
Providence Business News

Students get unexpected boost on road to college
The Providence Journal

Middle schoolers build self-esteem at College Crusade
The Times (Pawtucket)

College Crusade Keeps RI Teens Focused over School Break

The College Crusade Readies Youth for Higher Ed … and It’s Fun!
The Times (Pawtucket)

Crusading for Pawtucket’s young writers (.pdf)
The Times (Pawtucket)

The College Crusade Announces Winter Programs for Urban Teens

The College Crusade of Rhode Island Names Todd Flaherty, Ed.D., As President & CEO
Providence Business News

Kids make “Ways to A’s” (.pdf)
The Times (Pawtucket)

The College Crusade of Rhode Island Awarded Over $1 Million in Scholarships This Year
Providence Business News

Cox Charities awards $12,000 community grant to The College Crusade
Cox Communications

The College Crusade of Rhode Island Receives Grants Totaling $35,500
Providence Business News

2009 and before

With Reed’s help, College Crusade aids the disadvantaged
The Providence Sunday Journal

More than 300 students join The College Crusade
Providence Business News

News feature, Fall 2009 newsletter (.pdf)
National College Access Network

News feature, Summer 2009 newsletter (.pdf)
National College Access Network

College Crusade says members graduate at higher rate than peers
Providence Business News

Jóvenes rumbo al programa College Crusade of Rhode Island
Providence En Español

Estudiante de Providence, seleccionado para conferencia de liderazgo juvenil nacional
Providence En Español

College Crusade gets $85K for student aid
Providence Business News

News feature, Spring 2009 newsletter (.pdf)
National College Access Network

Students on a crusade for college
The Providence Journal

$100K grant awarded to The College Crusade of Rhode Island
Providence Business News

Member feature, Winter 2009 newsletter (.pdf)
National College Access Network

Valley’s All Stars: Local kids get College Crusade designation
Woonsocket Call

Worthy crusade: Mentoring to help urban youths succeed
The Providence Journal

Small state’s big challenges
National Crosstalk

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