Founded in 1992, the College Awareness Program (CAP) is a nonprofit, which receives funding from the Office of Racial Ethnic Ministries of the Presbyterian Church, USA; the Presbytery of San Francisco, Berkeley; write my literature review East Oakland Rotary; and private donors. The program is open to high school juniors and seniors regardless of race, creed, color or gender who attend schools in northern California. Annually, CAP serves over 300-500 students through college fairs, presentations, and personal interviews. CAP depends on the efforts of its volunteer board of former educators, local business owners, and philanthropists including: Don Provost, Lorraine Provost, Traci Harris, Vickii Collins, Jonathan Mobley, Nina Tanner Smith, Marilyn Stovall Bobino, Kathy Kennedy, Jean Gregory, Aumont Phipps, Rev. Earl Dunnam, Chad Provost, Shani Provost, and Xanthe McNeal.

“For more than 20 years we have provided pathways to pursue higher education for young adults who once thought that opportunity was unavailable and unaffordable. What a joy it was to see students representing seven different high schools, travelling together, experiencing college life, looking through this higher history example essays small window to envision what the next steps in their future might become.” -Lorraine K. Provost, CAP Co-founder