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Collegiate Express

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​​​​​​1957 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210
T: (718) 462-2597​

Program Summary: Collegiate Express’s primary goal is for every child to reach and succeed in college. Collegiate Express is a college-readiness program that targets low- and moderate -income 9th grade students living in Flatbush/Ea​st Flatbush, Brooklyn. It employs proven strategies to improv​e high school academics, attendance and graduation; and college attendance and graduation.

The program works intensively with cohorts of 25-30 students and their parents/guardians over 4 years.

Strategies include:

  • Academic advice
  • College visits
  • Financial aid guidance
  • Paid internships
  • Parent-mentors from the local community
  • Weekly tutoring

Eligibility: Students enrolled in 9th grade, living or going to school in Flatbush/East Flatbush
Clients Served Annually: 60-70
Referrals Accepted: Yes

Collegiate Express is supported by People’s United Community Foundation, the Pinkerton Foundation, PolicyLink, Santander Bank and with in-kind support funded through the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development.