Leading to College (LtC)
Leading to College (LtC) is a Teagle Foundation–funded "Community College Connections" partnership, now in its second three-year cycle. LtC joins CAMBA, the Flatbush-based social services organization, with Brooklyn College's College Now, part of CUNY's largest college readiness collaborative program, to serve a cadre of 10th, 11th and 12th graders at the School for Democracy and Leadership. Supported by undergraduate mentors, and faculty and staff from both programs, LtC students engage in a sequence of College Now's pre-college and college credit courses and experiences, ultimately taking college courses alongside Brooklyn College undergraduates if they qualify. They and their families also benefit from an array of support designed to help them meet these and other challenges around the high school-to-college transition, including college trips, financial aid awareness workshops and individualized counseling.