“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.”

– Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations

Our Mission

We believe knowledge is power and high-achieving students from all backgrounds can expand their options for college with guidance and targeted support during high school. 

We are an educational nonprofit that works to increase access to the college preparation and admissions process for high school students. Our partnership with Galin Education allows us to provide services such as high school planning, test preparation, and college admissions advising to a cohort of Galin Scholars each year. Providing stipends for our scholars to access extracurricular opportunities in academics, the arts, and athletics is another important way we are working to increase opportunities for students.   

We also collaborate with school districts, community groups, and other youth-serving organizations that help prepare students for success in high school, college, and beyond. 

Our team

Executive Director

Christina Gomez Schmidt

Board of Directors

Zach Galin
Ruth Frawley
Cameron Feist
Susan Alban
David Olson

advisors
Perry Hibner
James Howard
Gloria Reyes
Silvia Romero-Johnson