Black College Success Initiative

Black College

Black College Success (BCS) is a South LA focused initiative that partners with select Colleges and universities to create pathways for college success, enabling more Black and African-American students from 10 South LA high schools to attend and graduate from 4-year colleges.

Over the past decade, South LA high schools have increased the number of students that are prepared for admission to 4-year universities, but not at the same rates of their White and Asian counterparts. In addition, only approximately 26% of African American LAUSD graduates matriculate to a 4-year college/university, with only 17% obtaining a degree within 6 years.