Educational Institutions

Bright Prospect

  • Pomona, CA
  • www.brightprospect.org

Mission Statement

Bright Prospect empowers high potential, low-income students to gain admission to, persist in and graduate from four-year colleges and universities by providing a comprehensive counseling and support system throughout their high school and college years.

Main Programs

  1. Bright Prospect
Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Southern California's Inland Empire: Pomona, Montclair, and Ontario.

ruling year

2002

Executive Director since 2001

Self-reported

Mrs. Stephanie Campbell

Keywords

Self-reported

college access, college retention, scholarship, college scholarship, college, guidance, counseling, financial aid, low-income, underprivileged, student, first-gen, first generation to college

Notes from the Nonprofit

Bright Prospect’s vision for growth is to make our Crews™ Model available for replication by other organizations that want to achieve higher college graduation rates among their students.

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EIN

52-2363234

 Number

0772546094

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

In
our region, entire communities are mired in a perpetual cycle of poverty.  The only way out is education.  Yet few low-income students ever go to
college, and of those few, only one out three graduates.  So…
 How did
Edgar, whose father abandoned him and whose mother struggles at minimum wage,
escape his gang-ridden neighborhood and go on to Harvard University?

How did
Monica―a college sophomore, pregnant, unwed, and scared to death―have her baby,
finish college in four years, get married and become a banker?   

How did Cris, who lost her brother to violence, become
the first in her family not only to graduate college but to rank near the top
of her Berkeley law school class?

These stories are typical of the many
low-income students whose lives are being transformed by Bright Prospect in
eastern Los Angeles County.  

Here are some key facts:

Bright
Prospect is open to any high school student who wants to join

90% of our
students graduate from college, and

1/4 of
those go on to obtain an advanced degree

Kids like Edgar, Monica and Cris have
talent, ambition and goals – but with their school counselors assigned 800
students, they get little, if any, college guidance.  We fill that void, providing counseling,
inspiration and support from ninth grade through college.  We organize our students into peer support
groups called crews, and train our crew leaders and members in life skills from
leadership and goal setting to relationship building.  They develop powerful bonds, complete trust,
and an absolute commitment to graduating from college and supporting each other
to achieving that goal.

Our total annual investment of just
$1,000 for each student results in a million dollars of additional lifetime
income.  

In 10 years we’ve grown from twelve
students to twelve hundred.  Hundreds
more are waiting to join next year.  Help
them.  Partner with us.  Your donation of  is going
to transform the lives of ten more Edgars, Monicas and Crisses. On their behalf, I thank you.

Programs

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

Program 1

Bright Prospect

Bright Prospect empowers high-potential, low-income students to gain admission to, succeed in, and graduate from four-year colleges and universities by providing a comprehensive counseling and support system throughout their high school and college years. The program aims to break the cycle of poverty in our community by dramatically increasing college-going and graduation rates. It enrolls students of any academic performance level at the seven Inland Empire high schools we serve, provided they are committed to attending and graduating from college, and demonstrate effort and improvement. Bright Prospect’s signature strategy is the peer support structure called Crews™, small groups of students with peer leaders that form in high school and continue through college. The Crews™ system engages, motivates, and prepares high school students for college, and provides them with a support system in college
Certain features make Bright Prospect unique in the field of college readiness programming. It is an open program; not only the highest achievers or identified leaders are selected. Virtually all Bright Prospect high school graduates matriculate to college, which has included 13 of the top 15 universities and 21 of the top 25 liberal arts colleges, in addition to University of California and Cal State University campuses and community colleges. As of spring 2013, the program’s college graduation rate for students at least 6 years out from high school graduation, including the high school classes of 2003 through 2007, is 90%. The program stays with students through college graduation, regardless of the school attended or the length of time required to graduate. It is extremely cost effective, with a total cost of approximately $1,000 per student per year. While encouraging students to focus on academics and access the support they need, Bright Prospect teaches problem-solving, social and emotional skills that translate into academic success and an enhanced quality of life for the students, their families, and their communities.

Category

Youth Development, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$1,746,357.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Southern California's Inland Empire: Pomona, Montclair, and Ontario.

Additional Documents

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National College Access Network

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BRIGHT PROSPECT
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Bright Prospect

Leadership

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Executive Director

Mrs. Stephanie Campbell

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Eric Garen

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