About Us

The Collective Success Network is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit* that supports low-income, first-generation (LIFG) 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 in Philadelphia.  

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The Collective Success Network 
1207 Chestnut Street, Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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To learn more about the challenges facing college students from disadvantaged backgrounds, please read these first hand accounts from one of our co-founders. 

We operate under the fiscal sponsorship of the Urban Affairs Coalition in Philadelphia