How DCAC Partners Are Selected

Partners are essential to DCAC's work. They allow us to reach students where they live or study. Partners are usually schools and/or community-based organizations.

  • Have a high percentage of enrolled low-income and/or first-generation college-bound students (per sources such as DataQuest and Education Data Warehouse)
  • Have a less-than-average (for the state) college-going rate
  • Offer a limited college-prep curriculum (e.g., fewer than the state average of AP courses)
  • Serve families from underrepresented groups (URGs)


  • Serve primarily low-income and/or first-generation college-bound students
  • Have member families with lower college-going rates than the state average
  • Serve families who are members of underrepresented groups (URGs)

EAOP and DCAC take several factors into consideration for expansion and placement.  We look to form a collaborative partnership with our sites and cannot replace or supplant any existing staff, programs, or services.  We aim to increase and supplement existing college preparation activities in an effort to help increase our partners’ college enrollment rates.