College and Career Readiness

Through postsecondary readiness programs made possible with help from The Fund, students are provided the supports necessary to prepare for life after high school, whether that is in guiding them through the college preparation and application process, providing hands-on work experience, or preparing them with the critical thinking skills required to succeed in life.

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Expanded Success Initiative (ESI)

This groundbreaking initiative provides young Black and Latino men with the relevant supports necessary, from rigorous academics and college guidance to culturally responsive education, to ensure they graduate from high school on time and college and career ready. 



In an effort to have a more diversified and representative population at the City's specialized high schools, DREAM-SHSI supports under-served students with the preparation necessary to apply and gain admission to these schools.

Career Counseling Initiative

Career Counseling Initiative

The Career Counseling Initiative (CCI) is a three-year project to define, codify, and deploy best practices and effective tools for career advisement. Through this project, DOE will train 1,000 educators, guidance counselors and other staff on how to support students’ career-focused postsecondary planning, and build in accountability measures across the system to ensure that every school has the knowledge and tools to help students make successful postsecondary transitions.