CollegeCommunityCareer

One Purpose, One Mission, One Dream: College

Stafford, TX   |  www.collegecommunitycareer.org

Mission

To work with low income first generation high school students to prepare students to be best college applicant possible and become the next college educated workforce in the Greater Houston area. Working with families and students we base our program on 4 principals: College success, career discovery, civic engagement and leadership development.

Notes from the nonprofit

In the Houston three county area, only 29% of high school students go on to get a formal degree past high school yet 65% of our jobs in the Houston area will require a formal degree. Low income, students of color complete a formal education at far less rates and CollegeCommunityCareer is helping to rectify these statistics and give the students we serve equitable access to a college degree which they will need to be able to compete for the jobs in our area.

Ruling year info

2013

Executive Director

Mrs. Kathy Rose

Main address

11104 W. Airport Blvd. #106

Stafford, TX 77477 USA

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EIN

46-0623034

NTEE code info

Secondary/High School (B25)

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

Undergraduate College (4-year) (B42)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Students graduating with a college degree has been stagnated at 39% for the last ten years. Students of color and low income students graduate at a much lower rate. But 61% of jobs today require a college education. CollegeCommunityCareer is set to change the number of college graduates among our students of color and low socio economic sector. Education is the key for these students to raise themselves out of poverty.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

College Student Program

CollegeCommunityCareer follows our students from 10th grade until they receive a bachelor's degree. This program is for our college students. The name suggests to our students that they are on track to be a college graduate and a young professional pursing their careers. We meet once a semester with students when they are home for the winter and summer breaks. During the school year, we connect with these students via social media, email, phone calls and text messages. We help students with their financial aid, coach them when they are having difficulties in their course work or room mate problems or simply being homesick. Our Young Professionals also mentor high school students in our program.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

CollegeCommunityCareer continues to engage students during the summer. We take field trips each week during the summer to visit colleges, visit places of business to see career options as well as perform community service. We also take trips to cultural events to expose students to cultural events in the Houston area to show them different organizations they might support upon college graduation. In addition to field trips, we host an ACT/SAT boot camp and a College Application Boot camp for students.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Economically disadvantaged people

After school program for 10th - 12th grade students focused on College Success, Leadership Development, Career Discovery and Civic Engagement. The program works with low income, first generation students in area high schools helping them become the best college applicant possible. We also work with parents to help them understand the process and help get their financial house in order to help support their student when filing for financial aid.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adolescents

Where we work

Awards

Good Neighbor 2020

Spring Branch ISD

T-2-4- Volunteer of the Month 2014

Spring Branch ISD

External assessments

Evaluated via the Impact Genome Project (2019)

Affiliations & memberships

Harris County Department of Ed - CASE 2019

Katz Award 2019

Texans Quarterback Award 2020

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

High School After School Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Student numbers reflect the number of students in high school as well as college.

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Young adults

Related Program

College Student Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

College bound students and students enrolled in college that file financial aid and receive grants and scholarships as a result.

Number of high school seniors who graduate from high school on time

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

High School After School Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

100% of students in our program graduate from high school

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to get more low income, first generation students of color to graduate with a bachelors degree and be employed.

Our strategies: Beginning working with students as 10th graders when they are taking course work that will be similar in college and set a goal for themselves to get a bachelor's degree. We help students be the best college applicant possible. Determining what to major in when attending college is overwhelming, so we expose students to a huge variety of career options so they are ready to enter college with a career in mind. We also work with students on being civically engaged to be able to give back to their community.

CollegeCommunityCareer has the best, dedicated staff that come from similar backgrounds to teach, embolden, empower, equip and motivate students to achieve their goal of a college education.

100% of our students have graduated from high school. 91% have gone onto college and 4% have gone into the military. Our retention rate is 73%. Our next steps are to increase our retention rates. Currently we host our programs on high school campuses and make periodic visits to our college campuses. We want to have a presence on college campuses to increase our persistence rates in the future.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    In a survey of students who were going off to college, they felt they did not know how to advocate for themselves once they reached the college campus. We incorporated self advocacy lessons in our high school program as well as created weekly Instagram stories for our college students to watch to help them figure out ways to self advocate.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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CollegeCommunityCareer

Board of directors
as of 3/24/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Marcy Murphy

Ephiphany Catholic School

Term: 2019 - 2022

Steven Bradshaw

Global Logistics Solutions

Cheryl Suter

Accountant

Marcy Murphy

Ephiphany Catholic School

Raymorris Barnes

Spring Branch ISD

RaChell Hunt

City of Houston

Jacqueline Hawkins

UH Professor

Mike Day

KellerWilliams

Kathleen Fenelon

Attorney

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/19/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/16/2019

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.