"College Match changed my life. They opened my eyes to the
opportunities available to inner-city students. I am thankful to all
the donors and staff who made my dream, and many other dreams, come
true. At least to my knowledge, no other program provides students
with an East Coast visit, SAT Prep, and college counselors at zero
cost. This is a tremendous program run by outstanding people."
-Joshua Rodriguez, Pomona College '13, Fulbright Scholar
"College Match has been invaluable, a few weeks ago the Berkeley Law program in DC had Justice Kennedy come speak to our class
and I stood next to him for a picture and I thought about how I went from Jordan High School to standing next to a member of the Supreme Court."
-Antonio Ingram, a Yale graduate and 3L at Berkeley Law who has accepted a position with a top law firm in 2014
"Looking back on it now, college match was really the catapult for my interest
in colleges out of state. They helped me realize my potential, helped relieve
my anxiety about standardized testing, and helped me feel secure in moving away
from home, especially to a place all the way across country. With their help
I graduated from one of the most prestigious liberal arts colleges in the world,
a place with more than just a prestigious name, but a comfortable and friendly
environment where I could blossom further and where I built a family with some
of the most wonderful and most intelligent people. College match did more for
me than simply help pay for my education, they helped make it possible for me
to finish college."
-Jacky Saucedo, Bryn Mawr College '13
"College match is more than a college access program. It is a
network for students to connect with one another and strive for their
dreams together. It introduces low income students to colleges they
deserve to attend, but are unable to see because of financial
drawbacks. This program provides students with the tools they need to
apply to some of the nations top colleges, by guiding them through the
entire college process. Applying to college truly is a full-time job,
and the work college match is doing is making a difference."
-Rudy Torres, Brown University '16
"You believed in us so much that we finally began believing in ourselves"
-Rosie Avila, A Yale graduate and currently in medical school
"Dear Harley, As I sit here thinking about my last few days in Los Angeles, I think about how fortunate I have been.
I am so grateful to have been a part of the College Match program, and a part of all the amazing experiences I have had there.
Considering how excellent and helpful the staff has been, it is no surprise that College Match students are accepted into some of the
nation's most prestigious schools. Without the immense support and advice from you, Julie, Michelle Nadel, and Mrs. Pelayo,
I would have never wanted to go across the country and attend Vassar. Thank you!"
-Prisilla Preciado, Vassar '17
"No words can describe how thankful I am to have participated in
College Match. I am now headed off to Dartmouth, and I cannot imagine
having done it without the program. I had no idea how the college
application process worked and what schools I would be applying to.
College Match was there to guide me every step of the way. The
quality of resources I received and the people I met within the
program, students and staff alike, are invaluable."
-Perla Sibaja, Dartmouth '17
"My College Match Class of 2006 exposed me to so many things and
allowed me to think of myself in ways that I didn’t think were possible.
In attending Brown University in Providence, RI, I was able to grow
as a person, obtain a more open view of the world, and gain a sense
of contributions I could make to improve the communities around me.
College Match did not just get me into college; it also helped me to succeed there. Harley has been a constant source of support and inspiration; he always provided advice and encouraging words in making decisions on my school curriculum and thinking through the next steps after graduation. This year I will be graduating from Columbia Law School and hope to make contributions to improving the wellbeing of low-income minority communities through looking at disparities in public health ."
-Jennifer Anderson, Columbia Law School '14
"Thank you for all that you do! For caring! For pushing us! For believing in us!
For believing in me and always being available to help and counsel me. Words cannot describe how forever grateful I am for
having you and college match alongside of me throughout my college experience. I cherish you with all of my heart.
I am graduating Bryn Mawr in May! So happy! And I will go to graduate school...It does not end here. Thanks to you. "
-Tracey Alvarez, Bryn Mawr '13
"Thank you so much for the scholarship. It means a lot to me to have such an amazing program as a support system.
I appreciate everything you guys do and am grateful to everyone of you for giving me the opportunity to be at such an amazing school.
Without college match I would be at an UC school with a huge debt.
If it weren't for College Match I would not be this strong independent Bryn Mawr woman. I am in love with this school.
Without your help I would be taking out another loan and be stressing out about all my debt.
You guys are truly amazing. Thank you so much."
-Lilly Chase, Bryn Mawr College '16
"I am still extremely grateful to College Match and you for helping me get into Berkeley.
I will never forget that afternoon you went out of your way to make me realize UC Berkeley was the best choice for me.
As I enter my senior year, coming here is definitely one of the best decisions of my life...My next step is Law School and
I have all these chances thanks to you. Thank you for giving students like me the chance for higher education."
-Valeria Zaragoza, University of California, Berkeley '14
Established in 2003, College Match has developed an impressive track record. Our goal to help low income inner city students aspire to, gain acceptance to and graduate from four-year colleges has demonstrated considerable success as measured by our evaluation criteria. We have outcome data to measure the following:
College Match graduates have been accepted at: