Chicago Tribune: NCS has graduation focus

A recent Chicago Tribune article highlights the story of Leticia Gelacio, a sophomore at Lake Forest College who is the first in her family to attend college.

Thanks to support from the Network for College Success, Leticia was able to navigate the complicated college application process and secure a full-ride scholarship to one of the top liberal arts colleges in the Midwest.
At the Network for College Success, we believe that college success begins long before students set foot on a college campus. That's why we focus on supporting students throughout their high school years, starting with our Freshman on Track program. This program helps identify students who may be at risk of falling behind in their coursework, and provides tailored support to help them stay on track.
We also work closely with school counselors to help students fill out college applications, apply for financial aid, and choose the college that's right for them. And once students are on campus, we continue to provide support and guidance to help them succeed academically and personally.
Our work is making a real difference in the lives of students in the Chicago area. Schools involved in the Network for College Success have seen increased scholarship dollars, higher rates of FAFSA completion, and improved standardized test scores. We are proud to be part of a network of educators, researchers, and community leaders who are committed to helping every student achieve their full potential. Read the full article here.