College Access Plan

CAP believes a postsecondary education is achievable for all students, and our mission is to prepare students who attend Pasadena Unified schools for college success.


2 Submitted Ideas

  • LEARN ·2021 Grants Challenge

    100% Financial Aid for PUSD

    90% of students who complete financial aid applications enroll in a postsecondary institution upon high school graduation versus 50% of their non-completing peers. Our community collaborative aims to creatively achieve 100% FAFSA/California Dream Act application completion for all eligible Pasadena Unified 12th graders to increase college matriculation among underrepresented groups in our diverse community.

  • LEARN ·2020 Grants Challenge

    PUSD to College Graduation

    CAP offers easy-to-access college readiness support through dynamic drop-in advisement that meets individual needs; prioritizes student-driven relationships; and is open to all regardless of grades, ability to attend, or immigration status. This grant will support CAP’s existing programs at six traditional and alternative high schools in PUSD with the goal of increasing the college-going rate from 72% to 90% in the next decade through increased student and family access to application support, test prep, financial aid guidance, and more.