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“To assure every qualified Newark High School graduate the opportunity to pursue higher education.”

About Us

A non-profit 501(c)(3) college access organization in Newark, OH, A Call to College partners exclusively with the Newark City School District.  Working closely with the staff, teachers and building principals across the school system, and the superintendent’s office, our services have impacted thousands of Newark students and parents over the years. From introducing second graders to the vocabulary of college to helping seniors complete their Free Application For Federal Student Aid, the staff and an army of community volunteers focus intensely and efficiently on promoting education beyond high school. Accomplishments include:

  • Awarding over 3 million dollars of need-based aid to qualified Newark High School graduates over the past twenty-three years;
  • Increasing ACT test completion rates for juniors twenty-five fold since the inception of the ACT Now! program in 2007;
  • Forming an innovative partnership in 2009 with Central Ohio Technical College, Denison University and The Ohio State University at Newark to begin a comprehensive early college awareness program in the Newark elementary and middle schools;
  • Securing over one half million dollars of grant funding to support direct services programming since 2006;
  • Receiving the Thomas L. Conlan Award, sponsored by the KnowledgeWorks Foundation, in recognition for excellence and creativity in inspiring students to pursue post-secondary education;
  • Being named 2014 Non-profit Of The Year by the Licking County Chamber of Commerce


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I did not realize how fortunate Newark High School students are to have access to A Call to College until I arrived on my campus. In talking with my classmates at Cedarville it became clear that very few other high schools offer such an amazing resource. I am so grateful to the organization for all the many ways they have helped me.

-Isaac Wheeler NHS ‘14     Cedarville University ‘18

 
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