Partnering with CDI

Consulting and training services for local educators

DID YOU KNOW?

CDI also provides consulting and training to local schools, districts, and education organizations based on the expertise developed in the CDI Scholars Program.

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We are currently looking for new partners.

SERVICES PROVIDED INCLUDE:

  • Diagnostic assessment of college advising program
  • One-on-one coaching and feedback for college advisors
  • Online curriculum aligned with consulting framework
  • Strategies and resources specifically tailored for first-generation-to-college students from low-income families
  • Support for the following topics:
    • College Match and Fit
    • College Application Support
    • Financial Aid and Literacy
    • Data Collection and Analysis
    • Collaboration with School Staff
    • College Transitions
    • College Tracking
    • Parent Engagement

OUR PARTNERSHIP IMPACT

DC Prep (K-8 Charter Schools)

2010-2012

FOCUS AREA:

Development of Alumni Support Program to provide college advising to former DC Prep students

IMPACT HIGHLIGHT:

96% of DC Prep’s first five cohorts of graduates have earned their high school diplomas. 74% have matriculated to college, with a 78% persistence rate.

Baltimore City
Public Schools

2010-2012

FOCUS AREA:

General college advising professional development

IMPACT HIGHLIGHT:

City College High School saw a 146% improvement in the selectivity of colleges to which students were accepted.

E.L. Haynes Public
Charter School

2013-2016

FOCUS AREA:

Development of college office to serve the school’s first graduating class

IMPACT HIGHLIGHT:

100% of E.L. Haynes’ first graduates, the Class of 2015, were accepted to at least one college.

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“(CDI) brought to their work an understanding of rigorous instruction, a deep knowledge of the college admissions process, and an awareness of the obstacles facing first-generation college students…Their willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty exemplifies the quality of their work and their commitment to expanding college opportunities for students in meaningful ways.”
– SONJA BROOKINS SANTELISES, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

“(CDI)’s understanding of best practices in college counseling as well as the latest trends in college admissions – especially as they affect low-income, first-generation students – has enabled us … to give our students the support necessary to build an appropriate college list, write a strong application, and identify sources of financial aid. Our alumni’s college trajectories are undoubtedly improved because of our partnership with CDI.”
– IBBY JEPPSON, DIRECTOR OF RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT, DC PREP

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