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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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Strive in the News

Striving and Springing to College 4/3/2013 Education Week
7 People Under 30 Who Are Changing Our World: Strive CEO Michael Carter 4/2/2013 Fast Company
Students, alumni drive TEDxWUSTL 3/2/2013 Student Life
FACEBOOK EXTRA: CNN Hero Michael Carter 2/21/2013 via facebook
Pairing up to take the pain out of college search 2/21/2013
Strive Emphasizes Collaboration for Higher Education: An Accessible Dream 01/25/2013 The
Striving Together 12/07/2012
Giving: Michael Carter 10/14-20/2012 Chicago Ideas Week
How to Build the Perfect Philathropy 10/09/2012
San Jose State college students help high schoolers navigate the college application process 12/26/2011 Mercury News
Mentors help students on progression to college life 12/10/2011 Claremont Courier
Strive for College featured on NBC News! 11/17/2011 NBC Bay Area News
Strive Joins 5C Mentoring Programs 11/11/2011 The Student Life
Young Entrepreneur helps kids 'Strive for College' 10/21/2011 Santa Cruz Sentinel
Striving Towards Higher Ed 09/23/2011 The

Interview with Michael J. Carter featured on

Michael Carter wins Prestigious
Echoing Green Fellowship
June, 2011 Echoing Green
Strive for College 12/17/2010 The Chronicle of Higher Education
Learning to Strive December, 2010 Gentry Magazine
A Birdge to College 11/11/2010 NationalJournal
Rodriguez Scholar Founds ‘Strive for College’ Winter, 2009 Washington University in Saint Louis Alumni Magazine
Picking The Right College is about to get easier 09/27/2009 Huffington Post
Michael Carter at the Brookings Institution 05/14/2009 Washington D.C. Event
SJSU TV News: Strive for College [video] 02/01/2009 San Jose, CA
SJSU, East Side Union Team Up to Make Student's Dream a Reality 07/28/2008 San Jose
Mercury News
Strive for College is Coming to San Jose 07/28/2008 San Jose, CA
KLIV News Radio
S.J. grad guides students through the college admissions maze 07/28/2008 San Jose, CA
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