Working with first generation students brings special challenges. University Crossroads is here to help you work with these students and their families to prepare and plan for their future.
We offer free SAT Math workshops that help students sharpen their math skills as they prepare for standardized tests. We also offer help navigating the college application process including workshops on filling out the FAFSA and tips on finding scholarships to pay for school. Please see upcoming workshops and related activities.
We also celebrate the accomplishments of students who have worked hard in the classroom and who have given back to their communities. Working with universities, professional organizations and civic groups, we want to show what the future can hold if they keep up their efforts and stay on track.
We hope you will consider University Crossroads a valuable partner as you work to guide your students to the bright futures they can achieve.
Promoting Student Success
From Public School to the Ivy League: How to get into a top school without top dollar resources
- Information for Financial Aid Professionals: Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Determination
- The Commit! Partnership and Extra Yard for Teachers, an initiative of the College Football Playoff Foundation, wants to help North Texas elementary schools build a strong college going culture on their campus by supplying college banners for 500 schools across Dallas, Tarrant, Denton and Collin counties.
- CHCI College Preparatory Kit for High School Students (Materiales de CHCI para Preparar a Estudiantes de Secundaria para la Universidad)
- A core strategy of the Cisneros Center for New Americans is to instill a sense of urgency about education in immigrant families.
- Seven ways to promote FAFSA completion at your school.
- Nepris: Making industry engagement part of the everyday classroom by empowering teachers to engage students in STEAM!
- College Readiness Assignments for Texas (CRAfT) are stand alone lessons designed by high school and college faculty to prepare students for college and career success.
- UT Arlington's outreach initiative for early planning sends admissions counselors to meet with elementary and middle school counselors, teachers, parents, and students.
- La Unidad Latina Foundation provides grants ranging from $250 to $2000 to groups and organizations dedicated to the development and civic empowerment of the Latino community. Priority is given to student-run and student-serving organizations.
- Bloomberg Business: Ten Elite Schools Where Middle-Class Kids Don't Pay Tuition
- Planning a GenTX Decision Day Celebration
- Adventures in Education provides Tools and Resources for Counselors.
- Scholarship America: Eight Resources to Share during Financial Literacy Month
- Here for Each Other: Emergencies can be overwhelming, particularly for young children. Even in the most difficult of circumstances, families can find strength and resilience within their community.
- College Board Counselor Workshops
Grants for Youth Development
- Skatepark grants: Tony Hawk Foundation
- William T. Grant Foundation: Supporting research to improve the lives of young people
- Field Trip Grants from Target Corporation
- NCTM Emerging Teacher-Leaders in Elementary School Mathematics Grants
Reports and Rankings
- Texas Appleseed: "Class, Not Court" Truancy Report
- Institute for Higher Education Policy: Driving toward Greater Post-Secondary Attainment by Using Data
- IDRA José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellows Program 2015 Symposium Proceedings: New Research on Securing Educational Equity and Excellence for English Language Learners in Texas Secondary Schools
- April 2015: The new Texas Higher Education Strategic Plan for review and comment
- Excelencia in Education provides statistics on Latino college completion in the U.S.
- CollegeBoard: Delivering Opportunity and the Redesigned SAT.
- Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates