CGV provided financial support for several programs through ALearn Silicon Valley Education Foundation
- Catalyst to High School Summer Learning Program is a six-week, six-hours-a-day intensive ALearn summer program that assists students with their Common Core math skills and helps them pass Algebra I, Geometry, Intro to Common Core Math 1, or Common Core Math 1 before their freshman year of high school. Incoming students can accelerate to the next level of Common Core Math by attending the program. The program includes a college readiness curriculum covering such topics as: transition to high school, goal setting, and understanding A–G requirements. Khan Academy, a free online math resource, is used to supplement the math instruction. Discussions and activities on positive mindsets help students change their attitudes about themselves and their abilities.
The program’s teaching assistant is a mentor and role model to students, and facilitates the college-readiness curriculum designed to expose students to what the college path entails and to strengthen their belief that college is a reachable goal.
- Catalyst to College engages, supports and prepares high school students for college by creating a college-going culture on their high school campuses and a peer support system. The four-year, intensive program supports students from their sophomore year in high school to their first year in college. Through small group and individual support, and leadership and skill development sessions, students are empowered with the tools and mindsets as well as resources needed to overcome their barriers to college. Students also get the opportunity to visit to colleges and local attractions.
Catalyst to College serves primarily students who will be the first in their families to attend college. Students and families receive help in locating and applying for financial aid as well as mentoring and guidance to navigate the college application process. Through working with community and education partners, the program connects students from underserved backgrounds with resources available in the community to inspire their motivation and support their efforts in getting acceptance to college.
- Elevate [Math] is an intervention program designed to elevate student achievement in math. Math achievement in middle school is one of the best indicators of high school and college success; yet it is often the toughest academic challenge that our students face. By providing a summer program focused on building both math skills and student confidence, Elevate [Math] helps prepare more students for success in college and careers.