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On Point for College: The Freshman Success Project

On Point for College: The Freshman Success Project

Led by Associate, Dr. Donald Cibula, A&O is providing an outcome evaluation utilizing rigorous statistical mixed-methods to measure progress toward the goals of the Freshman Success Program of On Point for College.

Additionally, we are assisting the agency to develop organizational (internal) evaluation capacity by enhancing their existing data system to better track, measure and report program implementation and its impact on student success.

On Point for College, founded in 1999 by Virginia D. Donohue, is a unique college access and success (retention) program for enrolling inner-city, first generation college youth.    The Freshman Success Program is a new On Point initiative and will operate over a three-year grant period, January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2016.

The program activities begin with advisement of prospective college enrollees and include an intensive college preparation academic component during the summer, assistance with resources for success and transition to school and on-campus advisement throughout the year.