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College Success Program

Our College Success Program provides low-income students in Salem and Peabody with high-quality, integrative, educational, and advisory services for college preparation, college admission, college success, and career exploration.



We begin recruiting in 10th grade to start the program in 11th grade. You must be on free or reduced lunch, interested in attending college and able to travel to our locations.

→ Fill Out Our Interest Form



Supporting a student through the College Preparation Process can be a challenge for many families. We offer free workshops to help you prepare for the process.

→ Attend our Family Academies



We work collaboratively with teachers and guidance counselors in the schools to identify and provide the best range of services for the students in our program.

→ Refer a Student


The mission of the College Success Program is to enable all of our students to complete post-secondary education so that they may continue independently on their journey to higher learning and rewarding careers.

Please fill out the following survey so we can best know how to support your career goals.




35 Congress St, Suite 102
Salem, MA 01970

485 Lowell Street
Peabody, MA 01960

Betty Haggerty, Program Coordinator
(978-740-6667 ext. 105)


High School Juniors

High School Seniors

College Students

  • Self-exploration
  • Career exploration
  • Course advising and monitoring of grades
  • Resume writing and career readiness
  • SAT Prep classes
  • Scholarship search
  • College research
  • Visit college campuses
  • Financial Literacy and other life skills needed to be a successful college student

  • Assistance with filling out college applications (especially revising the college essay)
  • Assistance in completing all financial aid paperwork
  • Applying for scholarships
  • Understanding financial aid award letters
  • Selecting a college
  • Preparing for freshman year

  • Course advising
  • Identifying academic, health and/or financial services as needed
  • Encouragement and guidance to study abroad
  • Assistance in finding internships in a related field
  • Assisting in transfers
  • Career advising


Many college access programs begin to work with students as seniors. These students are usually already on track to graduating high school and self-select into the programs.

  1. We Work With All Students

    • Our program accepts all students, regardless of GPA and/or academic performance.
  2. We Encourage Parental and School Involvement

    • We work in tandem with parents and school staff to ensure the students are getting the academic and social services they need to succeed.
  3. We Offer College Career Follow Up

    • All of our students are followed through college to ensure successful graduation.
  4. We Take a Holistic Approach

    • College advisers work with students to identify all opportunities and challenges, be they academic, financial or health, and teach students how to advocate for themselves to reach their highest potential.