top of page

About Us

The Collective Success Network is a 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, and leadership opportunities.


We connect students with professional mentors and prepare them to enter professional career paths. In parallel, we collaborate with the wider business community to create innovative solutions to increase college success rates and build a socioeconomically diverse talent pipeline.

While we are based in Philadelphia, our professional volunteers hail from across the United States. Our intercollegiate programs are open to students from across the country who are attending college in the Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan Region (an area that includes Southern New Jersey and Delaware).

We are building a hub-and-spokes model to eventually scale nation-wide (the hubs are led by a team of professional volunteers and the spokes are the campus chapters at various universities led by students). We plan to collaborate with regional partners to set up our next hubs in Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C. and from there expand further.

*We operate under the fiscal sponsorship of the Urban Affairs Coalition, a 501c3 nonprofit in Philadelphia.  

Our Sponsors

Compass Project.png
Seybert Foundation.jpg


Philadelphia Futures.png
college possible.png

More Participating Companies


Founding Sponsors




Always Best Care

Uplift Solutions

Previous Supporting Organizations

Bread & Roses Community Fund


Eagles Social Justice Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation

Mentorship Collaborative


Cambridge Innovation Center

bottom of page