Alliance Mentorship Program (AMP)
Now in its fifth year, AMP pairs more than 1,000 graduating seniors with Alliance alumni peer mentors at 12 colleges and universities across Southern California to help them confidently navigate the challenging transition after high school and first year of college. Alliance alumni in AMP have improved college matriculation and first-year persistence rates from 75% to 90%.
The Power 150™ Index
While many colleges have increased graduation rates over the last decade, the graduation gap grew by 19% between white & underrepresented minority students. College selection has the most significant impact on a student's likelihood of graduating than any other factor in their college experience. Alliance has identified the 150 colleges with the highest minority graduation rates of 75% or higher among 4,200 U.S. colleges and universities. Armed with powerful insights from this analysis, Alliance counselors are better able to match students with the colleges and universities that will best support their post-secondary success.
Alliance counselors and parent engagement specialists offer workshops on financial literacy, budget planning for college, FAFSA and scholarship application. In addition to identifying financial aid sources, Alliance raises and distributes nearly $500,000 in college scholarships to our graduates.