ACCESS INITIATIVES:

The Concurrent Courses Initiative
ACE Racial/Ethnic Minority Students page - I think this must replace their Center for Racial and Ethnic Equality page, the link for which no longer exists.
The Breakthrough Collaborative
Educators for Fair Consideration - resources for students, parents, counselors and advocates of immigrant students.


ACCESS PROGRAMS:

A Better Chance (ABC)
ACE Scholars Services Program, a program for foster youth begun at Cal State San Marcos.
Center for Student Opportunity (CSO) - all access program offices should have a copy of the CSO Guide (see Resources below).
College for Every Student - includes early awareness programming.
College Horizons - dedicated to encouraging and facilitating the higher education of Native American young people.
College Possible - college planning workshops and more for low-income students.
College Summit - dedicated to helping schools with underserved students create a college-going culture.
Foster Care to Success - scholarships and grants and programming for foster children.
Fulfillment Fund
NACAC Directory of College Access & Success Programs - search access programs by city and state.
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth - find .pdf toolkit here.
National Center for Homeless Education - support for students experiencing homelessness.
OneGoal - dedicated to helping students persist through college graduation.
The Posse Foundation
Questbridge
Today's Students Tomorrow's Teachers - school-based program that recruits and mentors students interested in becoming teachers
TRIO Programs


FINANCIAL AID:

Colleges with Scholarships for Undocumented Students
Federal Student Aid - note the college.gov site has been folded into this site.
Pell Abacus - estimate financial situation for students who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch.
State Policies on In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students - this link takes you to the website of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, which has .pdf downloads of this and other relevant reports.

Also see Financial Aid areas of “The College Process” and “School Counselors” at left for more Financial Aid information and “Population-Specific” for more Scholarship search resources for underrepresented/underserved populations.


GED PREP:

Newsela.com - free to individual student users, this teaching tool for schools helping students earn their GED (or learn how to read non-fiction and think about it analytically) comes highly recommended.


REPORTS:


College Success Programs - by R. Denise Myers. This report from the Pathways to College Network identifies college retention programs that have proven to be effective “in retaining and graduating traditionally underrepresented college students.”
The Condition of Education 2015 - report from the National Center for Education.
Student Achievement for Underrepresented Minorities - from the College Board.


RESOURCES:

Bienvenidos - resources in Spanish from ed.gov
Center for Student Opportunity Guide - a must-have for every office serving underserved students.
CollegeAffordabilityGuide.org - ranks schools by affordability. Students can search by state or career.
College Resources at ABC
College.gov - comprehensive resources for students and parents, from the U.S. Department of Education.
DACA Toolkit - from U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services.
IACAC Advising Guide for Undocumented Students - from the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling.
First Generation Students - a companion website to the book First In My Family.
First in the Family - book.
Get Me to College - tips for creating a college-going atmosphere in your classrooms.
Go College! NOW - home to the film "First Generation."
Going2College - has a function to search for financial aid resources by state.
I’m First - a new website dedicated to first generation students, from The Center for Student Opportunity (CSO)
KnowHow2Go - includes early awareness (middle school) articles and resources in Spanish.
The National College Access Network (NCAN) - lots of useful resources here, including an e-newsletter.
Parents Toolbox - resources in Spanish, from ed.gov.
Pathways to College Network
Postsecondary Education OPPORTUNITY - Tom Mortenson’s site. Excellent resource for facts and figures and leading-edge reports for big-picture people, but subscription is pricey.
You Can Go, from the College Board. Also see Center for Student Opportunity (CSO) in Access Programs above.