Organization: Word Community Development Center & Cheryl Ward Ministries
To provide positive life skills, mentoring and education enrichment to inner city youth of color with a specific emphasis in college readiness.
More Information410 14th Street
Oakland , CA 94612
Primary contactDenisha Delane
Services offeredAcademic enhancement/tutoring/study skills
Career exploration and/or career counseling
College admissions advising
College fairs/campus visits
Encouraging rigorous curriculum and accelerated learning opportunities
Financial Aid advising - FAFSA completion, scholarship searches
Scholarships and last dollar grants
Test preparation - ACT, SAT, high school exit exams
Service timesAfter school hours
Episodic events e.g. financial aid nights, college fairs, college visits, College Goal Sunday, etc.
Program operated byCommunity organization
Primary service locationCommunity center/agency or nonprofit site
Parent ServicesCampus visits and tours
College awareness information
Financial aid counseling/application assistance
Instructional programs -i.e. parenting or financial education workshops, etc.
Target Populations servedBoys/young men
Low- to mid-academic performers
First generation to attend college
Out of school youth
Youth still in foster care
Former foster youth (aged out)
High school freshmen and sophomores
High school juniors and seniors
Historically under-represented people of color
Project Success is a mentoring and educational enhancement program for inner-city High School Students of Color providing monthly gatherings and individual mentoring. In addition we offer: weekly tutorial sessions for the CA High School Exit Exam, SAT Prep, Scholarship Searches and applications and general academic subjects.