VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) was founded in 1965 as a national service program to fight poverty in America. In 1993, VISTA was incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs. CAP currently seeks one Resource Development VISTA and one Program Expansion VISTA. VISTA members serve our community through a year of national community service are essential members of […]
Thanks-times-10,000 to verynice., Sean Adams, Typecraft, and Mohawk Fine Papers! Check out CAP’s gorgeous-fantabulous-beyond-wow annual report for 2014-2015 designed by the incomparable Sean Adams. We will be excited about this amazing bit-o-kindness for…pretty much forever. We think the design highlights our work so beautifully, and it also captures our colorful personality, don’t-ya-think?
New changes are coming to the University of California personal statement requirement! For the past several years, students seeking admission to the University of California system were required to answer two personal statement prompts totaling 1,000 words or less. Now, students will write 4 essays (dubbed “personal insight statements”) chosen from a selection of 8 […]
It seems like yesterday that the first two VISTA volunteers (I being one of them) stepped into CAP’s cozy office eager to begin our stint at CAP. It was actually three and a half years ago — August of 2012 — and the VISTA project has generated fantastic results. CAP has been able to realize […]
It’s that time of year again! Starting February 22nd, CAP’s SAT prep instruction begins at four PUSD high schools (Blair, Muir, Pasadena, and Marshall Fundamental) through our partnership with PasadenaLEARNs. This is a FREE 8-session course that meets over ten weeks and is held after school from 3:15pm to 5:15pm. Participants must register for the […]
Our Executive Director, Mo, has a blog post over at Artzray. Check it out! And, while you’re there, have a look at all the other great content provided by this resource, as well…especially if you’re interested in the arts.
College Access Plan and PUSD Students Receive Posse Foundation Honors Pasadena, CA – December 21, 2015 – College Access Plan (CAP), a Pasadena nonprofit that provides free programs in college preparedness and success, has had the honor of supporting hundreds of students who attend Pasadena’s public schools as they reach for their college dreams. This […]
Delacey Rodriguez is an alumna of John Muir High School, Class of 2015, who is currently a first year student at UCLA and a participant in CAP’s I Heart College alumni program. As a student who has recently been through the UC and Cal State application process, Delacey shares with us her experience with navigating […]
The ALL WAYS UP FOUNDATION has challenged College Access Plan to raise $15,000 from our supporters. As incentive, they will match up to $15,000 in donations received on this site between today and December 25th. Our Strategy: RAISE AT LEAST $15 FROM EACH OF OUR SUPPORTERS We’re rallying the troops to show support for CAP […]
Sorting Hat Part 4: The California State University System CSU’s are a great option because of their overall lower cost than UC’s and private college options, their higher applicant acceptance rate, and the sheer amount of campuses located all over California (23 total). That being said, some CSU campuses are SO popular that certain majors […]