Spokane's Story

Opening in five high schools in 2013, the College Success Foundation - Spokane began providing the city’s low-income, underserved students its unique integrated system of supports and scholarships to inspire students to finish high school, graduate from college and succeed in life. 

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CSF – Spokane is a private-public partnership with Spokane Public Schools and local foundations and businesses. CSF college preparatory advisors (CPAs) work directly with all students supporting their participation in the CSF Achievers Scholars Program. 

Students are selected as CSF Achievers Scholars in February of their junior year.  College prep advisors work with the students in the program to support successful high school completion, preparation for college and college matriculation.  CPAs also promote, recruit, train and match qualified Hometown Mentors from the Spokane community for the scholars.

The CSF College and Career Readiness Program for 7th and 8th graders is provided at three Spokane middle schools.  Additional services will be added in the future, including the CSF HERO Program for 9th and 10th graders.

The College Success Foundation is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., and has additional offices in Washington, D.C. and Tacoma, Wash.  It is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which began in 2000.  The Achievers Program is modeled after the very successful Washington State Achievers Scholarship Program which CSF operated for ten years in 16 state high schools.