We are building a new college pathway at the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) called the Philly College Team, the low-cost, high-support college option for those who choose to succeed. In a "communal cohort," our city's students are fully supported into and through college — until they graduate with a degree in hand.



In our Pre-College program, students learn how to think, feel, and act like successful college students in the first place. We help them enroll into CCP, put together an academic, financial, and social College Success Plan, and practice firsthand the soft skills necessary to navigate college's social and academic contexts, such as going to professors’ office hours, balancing schedules, and managing financial aid.


Once they start CCP, students are welcomed into Philly College Team (PCT), in which they are supported by upperclassmen and a network of mentors. Team members study and eat communal dinners together, continuously refine and update their College Success Plans and graduation roadmaps, take part in monthly academic workshops, and are fully supported until their commencement day. 



While students are completing PCT, we guarantee their future success by setting them up with shadowing opportunities with Career Mentors in their community. We also match them with Transfer Mentors, successful CCP graduates who have continued their education at local colleges, and help them transfer to a four-year college, where they will already be halfway to a bachelors degree.