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Strive for College is a new approach to correcting the inequalities of college access. Strive recruits undergraduate student mentors from local universities to guide low-income high school students through the process of applying to, enrolling in and paying for four-year colleges and universities. We are a national organization with chapters across the country.

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Regional Board of Advisors

A wide range of experienced and highly successful professionals support the Collaborative and serve on our Regional Board of Advisors:

Leslie Bluhm
Christy Carter
Principal, CCMP Capital
Jungil Cha
VP, Americas - Capital Planning & Development Analysis, Starwood Hotels Group
Lance Cunningham
Vice President, Essilor of America
Ken Kelly
Vice President - Sales & Marketing, DaVita Rx
Chris & Ashlee Hunt Kleinhart
President & CEO, Hunt Consolidated Investments
Jessica Malkin
Executive Director, Chicago Ideas Week
Teri McClure
General Counsel, SVP of Legal, Compliance Audit & Public Affairs
Tatiana Nikitina
Independent Consultant
George Spencer
Senior Managing Director, Seyen Capital
Shawn Terry
Founder & Managing Director, MHT Partners
Chris Turner
Partner, MsKinsey & Co.
Jeff Wells
Director, ORIX Leveraged Finance