College Access Center

The Next Generation Scholar College Access Center is open to the community as a resource for creating a college bound culture. Over 4,000 square feet with three classrooms, a library, and a full kitchen, the center is a living, breathing community space. From parent meetings to middle school biology labs, to college level discussions for high school students, it is all happening in the center.

Our library has over 3,000 titles. From all the titles covered in AP English to an extensive collection of ethnic studies titles, our library is geared towards giving our students access to the books used in the best colleges across the nation. Our library also contains most of titles in college access. Beyond the standard Peterson’s Guides you will also find prep books for all the standardized tests as well as books on college application strategy. The library has gathering spaces for community organizing as well as work spaces for one-on-one and small group tutoring.

There are multiple learning spaces in the Next Generation Scholars College Access Center. The large central classroom has an interactive white board and digital projector to enrich classroom learning. It is also equipped with a small computer lab that includes a Skype terminal to connect students in the center with Next Generation Scholars in colleges across the country. The Young Scholars Room is a smaller classroom where the Middle School programs meet. Also equipped with an interactive white board and digital projector, this room is geared towards younger students with an extensive "buddy" reading library in a cozy cove and inviting art supplies on the opposite wall.

The back classroom is for small classes of under 10 students. It can be used for lectures, group tutoring or project organizing. In this room, we often serve meals cafeteria style as well as map out community uplift projects.

There is a therapy room dedicated to individual, group and family therapy. It is in this room that we also help students and families gain access to social services and basic needs. Beyond these essential services, the door is always open to support students in all the ups and downs of young adulthood.

The Next Generation Scholars College Access Center is for the benefit of the entire community. We wish to serve as a resource to all who strive to access the educational system to better serve themselves and/or their children. Please contact us if you have any questions about our center and how it can help you on the journey towards fulfilling your or a family member's highest academic potential.