Two ways to support our mission
We have two ways that you can support our mission to close the Guidance Gap and get high-quality college admissions advice to disadvantaged students. FOR FREE.
We are currently in 7 charter high schools (4 in LA and 3 in Cleveland) and in working with them in year one, we happened upon a very interesting phenomenon in this country. There a plethora of amazing charter schools in America but many are just K-8. That means that their students grow up in this wonderful nurturing environment with a heavy emphasis on attending college, but then there is no corresponding high school. So the students often disperse to 50+ schools across a city or region and there is no way to track them, communicate with them, and keep them on the path to college. Equity in Access aims to be the great baton handoff. When the charters have concluded their amazing work, they pass off the students to AKALA and we help guide them for the next four years until they apply to college.
To be clear, we work with public schools as well. We are very excited to announce our first public school network and it’s from very close to where we grew up in Princeton, NJ. Helping this district is a personal mission for us. Perry Kalmus, one of our founders, grew up playing pick-up basketball in this at-risk district and would love nothing more than to help contribute to this great city’s turn-around. Name to be released VERY soon!
Also, At the ASU-GSV education tech conference this year (biggest ed-tech conference in America), one of our schools, NewLA Charter School in Culver City, CA won the Innovators of Education awards for the use of the AKALA technology. Check out their presentation video.