Southern California College Access Network

SoCal CAN is a network of 85 organizations working together to increase the rate at which low-income students access and complete college. We provide direct support to 150,000 students and families in Los Angeles County.


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  • LEARN ·2020 Grants Challenge
    🎉 Winner

    Project SOAR: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Education

    Project SOAR turns the college and career dreams of students living in public housing into reality. This grant will place three counselors on five public housing sites in East and South Los Angeles to provide one-on-one college advising to 1100 students and families. Because college graduates earn $1 million more than high school graduates over the course of a lifetime, this is the equivalent of an $1.1 billion social return on investment!

  • LEARN ·2015 Grants Challenge

    Level Up: Students Organizations and Colleges Working Together For College Success!

    Students, community-based organizations, and colleges all are working toward the same goal: students graduating from college. Since their goals are aligned, these groups should not work outside of each other; instead, SoCal CAN proposes the coordination of these entities to ensure effective and efficient supports are available for all students.