The College Crusade of Rhode Island is a comprehensive college‑readiness and scholarship program for middle school and high school students in low‑income urban school districts. It offers academic programs, advisor services, and career exploration activities for middle and high school students. High school students pursuing higher education are offered college visits, financial aid information, and scholarships.
Research indicates that College Crusade of Rhode Island students have higher graduation rates and college attendance rates, and may have higher success rates in advanced math courses than their peers.
The College Crusade of Rhode Island: Significant Milestones 1989-2008: A document produced by the developer reports that students in the program graduate high school and enroll in college at higher rates than the national and state averages.
The College Crusade of Rhode Island: Second Annual Report: An annual report card produced by the developer reports that a higher percentage of program students are taking more advanced math courses—and earning good grades in them—in middle school.