Want to Be a Part of Breaking Down Barries to Education?

On Point for College is a nationally-recognized college attainment program. It was founded in 1999 to help first-generation students gain access to college. In the years since, it has expanded its offerings to include college success (completion) support, career planning and placement support, and most recently, support with non-college post-secondary credential attainment. It has grown from serving only Syracuse to serving nearly all of Central New York, including Cayuga, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego Counties. On Point also maintains active partnerships with two New York City-based agencies, Goddard-Riverside Community Center and New Settlement Apartments, which allows it to better support students attending college in the downstate region.

On Point services are 100% free and available to students of all ages, backgrounds, and educational levels. On Point specializes in helping high school students and recent graduates, as well as those who have been away from school for a while or who have earned GED or HSE credentials. On Point also has extensive experience working with populations who may face additional challenges including, but not limited to, refugee or immigrant status, dependent children, experience with the foster care system, a history of court involvement, and housing insecurity.

They are seeking committee members for their program, fund development, marketing, personnel, audit and finance and board development. They are also seeking committee members for their 25th celebration. Most committee meetings are monthly.

Committee members are required to make a donation at any dollar level.

For more information contact: On Point chair of the board development committee Dr. Jim Heffernan at jmh208@verizon.net