April, 2016
It's Not Too Late! Apply to Be a Mentor Today!
Sign up by May 2 to make a difference in the life of a college student from Greater Cleveland: www.collegenowgc.org/mentor. Learn more about the impact of the program by watching the video below.

The College Now Mentoring Program is a high-quality, high-impact mentoring program that uses a unique, online platform which guides communication between mentor and mentee with an interactive and personalized curriculum. In 2016, the College Now Mentoring Program expects to be working with 1,200 pairs. That's 2,400 Clevelanders working for a better future! 

Be someone who matters to someone who matters. 
Sign up today!

Increase ACT/SAT Scores and Earn More Financial Aid through College Now's FREE Summer Boot Camps!

Better ACT/SAT scores lead to more financial aid for students to put toward college. To help students put themselves in the best position to earn more financial aid dollars, College Now has partnered with MyCom to provide ACT and SAT boot camps in neighborhoods across Greater Cleveland this spring and summer.

During this 16-hour course, students learn about and practice for each section of these high-stakes college admissions tests. Every student receives a REAL ACT and/or SAT prep book at the conclusion of the Boot Camp.

For more information, click here. To register, click here.
Ohio AmeriCorps College Guides Seeking Soon-to-Be and Recent College Grads for Year of Service 

Since 2014, College Now has been the fiscal agent for the Ohio AmeriCorps College Guides program, managing 70 AmeriCorps College Guides in nine statewide locations. Additionally, College Now provides college access training for all 70 AmeriCorps members, including the ones serving in Cleveland. 

The AmeriCorps Ohio College Guides program places fresh college grads into middle schools, high schools and community centers to help guide traditionally underserved young people and get them the information and knowledge they need and deserve to prepare for, access and complete a postsecondary credential. The College Guides is a corps of driven and highly-qualified professionals getting a start in education whom students can relate with, confide in, and eventually emulate as they are guided in planning for their future and taking constructive steps toward successful completion of their goals.

We're recruiting for the 2016-17 school year! Do you know someone who would be interested in becoming a College Guide?

Create an application on the AmeriCorps site:

1. Go to my.americorps.gov
2. Click on the "Apply to Serve" link on the bottom of the home page
3. Follow the prompts to complete an online application

Apply to the Ohio College Guides:

2. Click on "Join AmeriCorps" found on the left-hand side of the home page.
3. Click on the "Advanced Search Opportunity" within the "Join AmeriCorps" box located on the right-hand side of the page.
4. Select "State/National" for program type.
5. Select "Ohio" for the state within the quick search function.
6. Type in "Ohio College Guides" for program name
7. Click on search.
8. The position descriptions will come up from each host site around the state. Click on the program name to view more information.
9. Once you do this, you will see an "Apply Now" link at the bottom of the page. Click on that and follow the prompts from there.

From Left to Right: Brittany Kincaid, YFH 2016 Scholarship Winner; Robert Durham, College Now Greater Cleveland Director of Financial Aid; Pastor Anthony T. Parker, ESQ., YFH Founder; First Lady Antoinette Parker, YFH Co-Founder; Jeanniece Jackson; YFH College Night Producer
Youth for Holiness Scholarship Winner Announced at Annual College Night

The Youth for Holiness (YFH) college scholarship, administered by College Now, is awarded to individuals who are committed to positioning themselves to serve as a positive role model and/or mentor to others, have demonstrated financial need and are enrolled in a four-year or two-year degree-seeking program. The purpose for the YFH scholarship is to assist students with other parts of the cost of attending college beyond just tuition, such as purchasing class materials and textbooks.

This year, Brittany Kincaid, a 2014 graduate of John Hay School of Science and Medicine, was awarded the YFH Scholarship at the organization's annual College Night, an annual gathering of university gospel choirs from across Ohio for a day of faith, fun and fellowship. For more information about Youth for Holiness, please email yfhnation@gmail.com.
Celebrate the Graduate in Your Life with a Gift to College Now!

Graduation season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate the graduate in your life than with a gift that will help make graduation possible for others? A gift to College Now Greater Cleveland is an investment in the future of individuals and of our community. Every year, College Now works with more than 25,000 students and adult learners in over 175 schools and community venues across Northeast Ohio to achieve their goals of higher education and prepare for careers in today's competitive workplace.

To make a gift, click here
ICYMI: Check out College Now's New Web Site!

Earlier this month, College Now rolled out a new web site! We hope you find it informative and user-friendly. Check it out!