Mission & Vision


Through an individualized, holistic, and multi-year commitment, College Bound empowers promising students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve bachelor’s degrees and successful careers.


We strive to create a society where anyone is able to live a life of choice and opportunity. Higher education attainment and access to career-relevant employment are central to our efforts.

Diversity Statement:

College Bound believes in the power of diversity as a starting point in the pursuit of racial, gender, social, and economic justice. We strive to create a culture where every individual is valued. We demand accountability and action from all individuals to serve with an open mind and from a place of compassion, love, and humility.

As an organization and as a community, College Bound commits to active listening and collaboration between students, families, alumni, and staff to grow in understanding of how diversity and equity shape our work.

College Bound is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, status regarding public assistance, political affiliation, sexual orientation, disability, HIV status, gender, gender identity, age or other legally prohibited classification as provided by law.

Core Values

Foundation of Trust

We strive relentlessly to be trustworthy to our colleagues, partners, families and students. At trust’s root is teamwork, reliability and integrity.

Focus on Achievement

Although the path may be long and challenging, we never equivocate from fulfilling our mission: college degree attainment. We hold ourselves to clear, bold goals to ensure that we’re winning the long game.

Responsibility to Reflect

We intentionally take time to analyze our actions, behaviors, and data in the pursuit of continual improvement. We never stop learning from research, our partners, and each other.

Spirit of Gratitude

We celebrate the opportunity to work side-by-side with our students, colleagues, partners, families and donors. Each day, we find joy in our long journey.