Mission: To provide underrepresented students from the East Los Angeles community with the academic skills and support required to gain college admission.

College PATHS works with ninth and tenth grade students throughout their J. A. Garfield High School careers to achieve admission into a 4-year college or university. Our program revolves around four intensive Saturday academies, which introduce students to relevant social justice issues and help demystify the college application process. Students selected to participate are paired with mentors that have graduated from a 4-year college or university and are familiar with the East Los Angeles community. We are committed to teaching our students the skills required to achieve their goals, and to increase access and equity within higher education.

The College PATHS Program


College graduates will be devoted to assisting students accomplish their goals

College Access Workshops

  • A-G Requirements

  • College Admissions

  • Personal Statements

  • Financial Aid & Scholarships

Educational Panels

Alumni from college access programs and career professionals will share their experience and knowledge with students

Social Justice Seminars

Keynote speakers and mentors will facilitate student critical thinking about important community issues

Student Alumni Experiences

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