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College Access Partners at Franklin

The following programs collaborate with Franklin’s counseling office in order to provide college and career advising to Franklin students.

College Possible is accepting applications for current sophomores and juniors to participate in our program next year (application below). We offer free SAT Preparation, financial aid and scholarship help, application assistance, and general coaching through the college process.

About College Possible

The mission of  College Possible – Washington (CPW) is to empower students from low-income families to access, enroll, and graduate from college at rates equal to their more advantaged peers.

Coaches help students break down the college process into manageable steps, while offering practical and emotional support as they navigate applications, financial aid, and family obligations. Getting into college is just the first step – CPW continues to support students as they transition into college and all the way through graduation.

Apply to CPW

To apply to CPW, please complete the online application at: collegepossible.org/join and a College Possible Coach will reach out to you with additional information.

Students who qualify for College Possible are:

  • Juniors or seniors
  • Typically on free or reduced lunch or enrolled in the College Bound program
  • Maintain at least a 2.5 GPA (although, 2.0 will be considered on a case-by-case basis)

We primarily support students from low-income families, but we are happy to help any student through the college application process.

We are currently recruiting 11th graders to join our program, and welcome referrals from faculty and staff.

Please know that we are a resource to any student looking for help through the college application process. We work closely with the Career Center and the Counseling Office to serve all Franklin students.

Location

2nd Floor
Room 217 – Across from Library 

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(Closed on Fridays)

Contact Info

Rachel Stone, CPW Manager
rstone@collegepossible.org

Theresa Le, Senior Coach
tle@collegepossible.org

Gabbie Webbeking, Senior Coach
gwebbeking@collegepossible.org

Melen Yeman, Senior Coach
myemane@collegepossible.org

Madeline Birnbaum, Junior Coach
mbirnbaum@collegepossible.org

Mark Daml, Junior Coach
mdaml@collegepossible.org

Adam Plummer, Junior Coach
aplummer@collegepossible.org

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Join ReWA’s Post-Secondary Success Program for help with your next steps!

ReWA’s Youth Program is committed to providing high quality, culturally relevant services that develop the whole youth. Our mission is to support students in developing and accomplishing their individual goals so that they perform academically in school, pursue their unique passions and interests, and develop deep feelings of self-worth, belonging, curiosity, and investment in their communities.

Through parent education and family advocacy, we empower parents to support their youth. We believe in the importance of youth voice and choice, the need for youth to process and formulate their cultural identities, and the combined efforts of parents, family members, school staff and other community partners.

Our vision is a community where all youth –primarily those from refugee, immigrant and low income backgrounds –celebrate and explore their identities, strive to excel academically, prepare for life after adolescence, and share their talents in service to their families, their neighbors, and their world.

Post-Secondary Success Program (PSSP) and Scholarships

Post-Secondary Success Program (PSSP) provides help to youth ages 16-24 who are interested in going to college or vocational schools. PSSP participants receive:

  • one-on-one coaching to help youth achieve their academic goals
  • opportunities for career and major exploration
  • opportunities to visit local colleges
  • Help with homework
  • personalized scholarship search
  • guidance on writing personal statements
  • assistance to complete the FAFSA or WASFA
  • family-oriented workshops about the application process, financial aid, scholarships and more

ReWA recently awarded 8 scholarships to PSSP students! 

Contact Info

Kimberly Lee
Kimberly@rewa.org

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College for Every Seattle Student

Free Tuition is Just the Beginning.

Seattle Promise brings college education within reach for every Seattle public high school student, no matter your grades or finances. Students accepted to the program can receive up to two years (or 90 credits) of free college tuition at North Seattle College, Seattle Central College, or South Seattle College, as well as personalized support to transition from high school and succeed in college.

All Seattle public high school students in the 2020 graduating class are eligible. Students will begin their studies at Seattle Colleges in fall 2020.

Apply to Seattle Promise

Support to Thrive in College

Focus on your studies without the financial burden of tuition. During your senior year of high school, we’ll help you complete college and financial aid applications, choose your first classes, and help you prepare for college success.

Seattle Promise Services

  • Free Tuition: Two years (or up to 90 credits) of free tuition at the Seattle Colleges.
  • College Preparation: Support preparing for life on campus, assistance choosing and registering for classes, introductions to college instructors and more to help you get ready for college.
  • Year-Round Support: Regular check-ins with the Seattle Promise team to help you navigate your college experience from start to finish.
  • Long-Term Planning: Advising to help plan your next steps, including opportunities for gaining a summer internship and work experience.
  • Financial Support Beyond Tuition: Assistance with other school-related expenses such as books, child care, food, housing, and transportation.

Contacts

Derek Reddicks
Outreach Specialist
Derek.Reddicks@seattlecolleges.edu

UNCF A mind is a terrible thing to waste

UNCF Signature College Preparatory Program, The Portfolio Project

The program offers free college and scholarship assistance to PNW students.

UNCF Seattle, in partnership with College Possible in Seattle, YMCA Minority Achievers Program in Marysville, YMCA Multi-Cultural Achievers Program in Tacoma, Leisure Hour Jr. Golf Program in Portland, and the Seattle Rotary Club will host the 15th annual Class of 2020 UNCF Portfolio Project.

High school juniors and seniors from Oregon and Washington are eligible to apply. This year’s Portfolio Project program will be virtual.

Program Overview

The mission of the Portfolio Project is to increase the number of minority and low-income college and scholarship applicants. Our strategy is to ‘Engage, Enable, and Ensure’ 11th and 12th grade students across Washington and Oregon are equipped with the tools, access, and exposure necessary to reach their dreams and aspirations of attending college.

Engage

Since the program’s inception in 2006, the Portfolio Project has impacted more than 1,000 students through weekly sessions that include: Access to college admissions professionals, essay writing workshops, financial aid/financial literacy workshops, guest speakers, and mentorship from industry professionals.

Enable

Program participants will receive SAT/ACT prep resources, have an opportunity to attend UNCF Virtual Fall College Fair, which hosts over 1,200 attendees and provides access to a number educational institutions (including HBCUs); STEAM panel, HBCU panel, and scholarship workshops. Additionally, eligible seniors and alumni will have an opportunity to apply for the Portfolio Project Scholarship, which ranges from $500 – $3,000.

Ensure

Over the course of the Program, UNCF has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships to Portfolio Project participants. Over 85% of participants have been accepted in colleges and universities, many of whom are first-generation college students!

Contact

Jaliya Washington
jaliya.washington@uncf.org

UNCF
Portfolio.Project@UNCF.org 
206-292-8859
UNCF website
UNCF Seattle website

STEM sub math science upward bound university of washington

Our Mission

To help low-income and potential first-generation college students succeed in high school, get accepted to college and STEM majors, and graduate with a STEM degree.

Who Should Apply

Sophomores at Franklin who are:

  • Motivated to pursue degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM)
  • From a low-income family and/ or will be the first generation in their family to earn a four-year college degree
  • A U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and not participating in any other Federal TRIO Programs (Upward Bound or TRIO Talent Search)

Students can apply online or get an application from their counselor.

What We Do

Academic Year

  • Weekly academic advising
  • Science, math and writing tutoring
  • Saturday workshops at UW
  • High School graduation assistance
  • SAT/ACT test prep
  • College, scholarship, financial and application advising
  • Help with personal statements and application essays
  • Preparation for STEM majors
  • STEM Ambassadors program
  • Service learning hours
  • MakerSpace with 3D design and printing, Virtual Reality (VR), and drones
  • Free transportation and lunches

Summer Academy

  • Six weeks of classes at UW
  • STEM lectures by UW faculty
  • STEM Survival sections and labs
  • Independent research class
  • Classes covering:
    • Science, engineering, tech
    • Algebra, calculus, statistics
    • College prep and writing
    • Foreign language
  • Programming, robotics, 3D design and printing
  • Research and internship opportunities
  • Weekly STEM and college field trips
  • Lunch stipends and free transportation

Contact Info

Helen Chyz
chyz@uw.edu

uwmsub@uw.edu
UW STEMsub website

Social media: @uwmsub

Upward Bound (UB) is a federally-funded program that assists students in their pursuit of a high school diploma and prepares them to enter and complete a post-secondary education program. Housed in the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity, UW’s program is one of over 826 Upward Bound programs in the United States.

Who We Serve

UW Upward Bound serves qualified students at Seattle’s Franklin, Chief Sealth International and Cleveland High Schools; and students from Kent-Meridian High School who are from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and/or will be the first in their family to complete a four-year college degree.

What We Do

School Year Services

  • Academic Tutoring
  • Test Preparation Workshops
  • Financial Aid Workshops
  • Scholarships, Internship, & College Application Assistance
  • College Exploration & Planning
  • College & Career Visits
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Student Ambassador Leadership Program

6-week Summer Program

  • Classes Hosted on UW Seattle Campus Taught by College Faculty/Staff Field Trips:
    • Overnight Camping Trip College Tours Cultural Events Career Visits (Microsoft) Daily Lunch Stipends Up to $120 Summer Completion Stipend Transportation Assistance

Contact Us

ub@uw.edu
206-221-9123
UW Upward Bound resources

UW TRIO Upward Bound is funded by the US Department of Education’s Office of Federal TRIO Programs and hosted by the UW’s Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

logo collage of college access partners: College Possible Washington, Seattle Promise, UNCF, UW TRIO Upward Bound Program, STEMsub, REWA