Established in 1988, I Know I Can reflects the foresight, dedication, and generosity of community and civic leaders who believed that no child should be denied a college education simply because they could not afford it.
I Know I Can is the only college access program in Columbus and one of the largest and most successful in the nation. Since its beginning, I Know I Can has made higher education a reality for tens of thousands of Columbus City Schools students who dreamed of a college education and worked hard to get it.
Our mission is three-fold:
- To inspire students to make college a part of their future by providing them with knowledge about the benefits of post-secondary education.
- To enable graduates with I Know I Can Grant assistance and leveraging additional financial assistance.
- To support graduates once in college with support services to help ensure degree completion.
With a team of dedicated staff and advisors, as well as partnerships with Columbus City Schools, we offer everything from children’s books to one-on-one counseling and in-depth college planning blueprints that ensure success for all grade levels.