New Partner Orientation
Nov 14, 2012
from 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
|Where||Summer Search Seattle, 1109 1st Avenue, Suite 205, Seattle|
|Contact Name||Marlene Rapues|
|Contact Phone||(206) 374-8757|
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Have you joined SVP in the last six months?
Get to know other new Partners on site with SVP Investee Summer Search Seattle! You'll get a chance to:
- Experience a bit of Summer Search's work first hand,
- Learn more about SVP from Partners and Investees,
- Meet other people who might share your passions, and
- Identify ways to engage and access resources that match your personal goals and interests.
More about Summer Search Seattle
Summer Search was founded in 1990 by Linda Mornell, an adolescent counselor in private practice, when she sent fourteen low-income students on summer experiential education programs. Since that summer, the program has evolved to include year-round mentoring, college advising, and post-secondary support.
Summer Search’s comprehensive, long-term approach has helped our students achieve impressive results over the last 20 years: Over ninety-nine percent of Summer Search students have graduated from high school compared to only sixty-one percent of their low-income peers. Ninety-three percent have gone on to college compared to only thirty-three percent of their peers. Of that group, eighty-nine percent have completed college or remain enrolled and are on track to do so compared to only twenty-one percent of their peers. They are attending schools including UC Berkeley, UCLA, Mount Holyoke, Macalester, San Jose State, Smith, Columbia, Cornell, and Yale.
By investing in students holistically and over the long-term, Summer Search aims to help our students navigate the risks of poverty and become positive leaders and engaged citizens who give back to their communities.
Note: If you register after November 12 please contact Marlene Rapues at or at (206) 374-8757 ext. 25.