Why We Serve

Why We Serve

Help PREPARE America's underserved for the future!


Student Performance Statistics: Nationwide, nearly one in three high school students fails to graduate. In total, approximately 1.4 million students drop out each year - averaging 7,200 every school day.



Among minority students, the problem is even more severe with nearly 50 percent of African American and Hispanic students not completing high school in the usual four-year span.

Experts say that dropping out of high school affects not just students and their families, but the country overall - including business, and government (EPE Research, Education Week).

Background Articles

N.Y. Times article
Waiting for Superman
Mara Gay's: November 11, 2010
Council of the Great City Schools