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No student should have to 
get through college alone.

The Collective Success Network is a volunteer-run Philadelphia-based nonprofit that supports first-generation and/or low-income (FGLI) college students to achieve their academic and career aspirations through empowering mentorship, professional development, networking, and leadership opportunities. We provide resources, social support, and encouragement to help them to reach their full potential at school, in the world, and in the workforce.


The network connects students with professional mentors, prepares students to enter professional career paths, and collaborates with the wider business community to create innovative solutions to increase college success rates and build a socioeconomically diverse talent pipeline.

Our Story

Collective Success also aims to neutralize the stigma associated with being low-income or first-generation and guide students to cultivate and channel the strengths they bring to the table.


We provide a safe and inclusive space where our students can be authentic, understood, and celebrated.

The Challenge in Philadelphia

of high school students

enroll in college

of high school students

earn a college degree

of students who enroll in college drop out of college with no degree but overwhelming debt


That's where Collective Success comes in.

Our Vision

Our Purpose

A society where all students have the opportunity and support to realize their potential

We open doors and build bridges that connect first-generation and/or low income (FGLI) college students and professionals.   

Our Mission

We support and empower first-generation and/or low-income (FGLI) college students to achieve their potential by providing mentoring, professional development, networking and leadership opportunities.

We celebrate our differences, support one another through challenges, and provide inspiration to fuel students on their journey. In Collective Success, students and professionals collaborate together to develop programming that addresses students’ developmental needs and also benefits their spirit and well-being.

Our Sponsors

Urban Affairs Coalition
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Patricia Kind Family Foundation


Calm Clarity
College Possible

More Participating Companies


Founding Sponsors




Always Best Care

Uplift Solutions

Previous Supporting Organizations

Atlantic Tomorrow's Office

Bread & Roses Community Fund

Cambridge Innovation Center



Eagles Social Justice Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation

Mentorship Collaborative



The Seybert Foundation

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