Anchored by a foundation of respect, our five core values influence why and how we do our work.


We believe in the transformative power of education for individuals and communities. College (which for us means any kind of postsecondary education or training) opens doors by giving people the knowledge and skills needed for personal and professional success.


Our work aims to level the playing field for all students in access and opportunity. We have high expectations and believe in the potential of every student. We affirm all students' right to explore and pursue postsecondary education that meets their physical, social, emotional, and educational needs.


We build collaborative relationships to enhance the culture around going to college. Our model is not one-size-fits-all; rather, we encourage creative, adaptable solutions that empower schools and students.


We support our colleagues, partners and students in personal and professional growth and provide opportunities that encourage perseverance and possibility.


We recognize the numerous demands on our colleagues and partners and therefore are positive, practical and flexible in order to achieve balance in work and life.