If you have questions, we hope you will find answers here.
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- What is A Better Chance?
- How long has A Better Chance been around?
- How does A Better Chance work?
- How many Scholars does A Better Chance have enrolled right now?
- How many A Better Chance Scholars have graduated from the program?
- How many college preparatory schools work with A Better Chance?
- How much scholarship money do A Better Chance Scholars earn?
- What is the college graduation rate of A Better Chance Scholars?
- Why only students of color?
- How many staff members work for A Better Chance?
- Where is A Better Chance?
We have been proudly serving our Scholars for 56 years! We encourage you to learn more about why and what has happened in the the intervening years at the link below.
We help talented students of color and their families access and succeed in first-class college preparatory education, and to form a support network that can help them throughout their lives.
The support we provide includes guidance, awareness and skill-building and enrichment opportunities. Because people often ask - we are not a scholarship-granting organization, but we do help hard-working students and their families to access scholarships.
The College Preparatory Schools Program (CPSP) is the main instrument through which A Better Chance executes its mission. To access its support, a student must first become a Scholar. Below are some links to in-depth information about what that means, how to get started, and what a Scholar's journey looks like.
A Better Chance was founded in 1963 during the height of the Civil Rights Movement and less than a decade after the historic Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling, which ended legal discrimination in public education.
We were founded when visionary private school leaders agreed to be part of a solution by providing students of color with the opportunity to enroll in their institutions, and help balance the scales of education equality. This goal is stated in our charter.
While progress has been made over the past fifty years, the reality is that significant gaps in academic achievement based on race still exist. Many students of color are unable to realize their full potential because they lack access to a quality education. America’s capacity to develop diverse leaders and strengthen its economic and societal progress are hampered by these inequalities. Our mission increases the number of well-educated students of color and helps them assume positions of responsibility and leadership in American society.