From the Reporter
The Idea
Barrio Logan College Institute gives kids from poor families the information, opportunities and college pressure that wealthier kids might take for granted.
How it Works
The program floods kids with college knowledge unfamiliar to their families, telling them about colleges all over the country, psyching them up on campus life, and explaining the application process and financial aid. Parents must do their part too.
The Results
Fifteen years after this nonprofit started with just a dozen third graders, every one of its graduates has gone on to college.

Dagny Salas

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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