CARA’s work is made possible by the generous funders who have recognized the value and importance of CARA’s approach to college access and persistence.


CARA’s fiscal sponsor is the Research Foundation of CUNY

Individual Funders

Every donation, no matter the amount, goes a long way to providing the same opportunities and supports to first-generation college students, low-income students, and students of color that their middle and upper income peers have access to throughout the college process.

Your generosity makes our programming possible!


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How Your Donation Supports CARA

  • Cost for CARA to train one Peer Leader who then supports, on average, 50 students to or through college.

    Sponsor a Peer Leader
  • Cost for CARA to provide our field-tested curricular, professional development and college counselor resources to one school, including on-line access and hard copies. Resources are used with all students in grades 9-12 in a school.

    Sponsor a School
  • Cost for CARA to support one site to develop and participate in one of our peer-to-peer programs. Our Peer Leader programs reach anywhere from 80 – 200 students per site.

    Sponsor a Peer-to-Peer Program
  • Cost for CARA to provide coaching to one school to develop 9-12 early awareness and counseling programming to support all students through an informed college search, application and transition process.

    Sponsor A Coaching Program