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REACH Prep is grateful to accept a year-end gift from MACY’s in support of the diverse community of students and their families served by the Stamford-based, educational access organization.
REACH Prep prepares bright, Black and Latinx students from underserved communities for admission and success in rigorous independent schools, enabling them to matriculate to top colleges and universities. Its model results in high school and college graduation rates that exceed national averages.
“Macy’s has a strong retail presence in Stamford,” noted Kelli Lewis, Director of Corporate Giving for Macy’s. “We are proud to partner with another, long-time community organization that also shares our goals for diversity and inclusion.”
“It was a wonderful surprise to receive a gift from the Macy’s in recognition of our students’ academic efforts during this challenging time,” said REACH Prep CEO Gina Lucas. “A growing number of corporations like Macy’s recognize the value of creating a diverse workplace. Of course, all that starts with a quality education!”
REACH Prep’s 12-year educational continuum starts with a fourth grader’s admission into the rigorous, 15-month Prep Academy program of coursework. During the fall of fifth grade, REACH Prep works with students and families during the process of admission to independent schools, including test and interview prep, and guidance with financial aid. There is ongoing academic and family support through high school, leading up to ACT/SAT test prep and college admission guidance. Summer opportunities throughout offer students access to internships, experiential learning opportunities, outdoor leadership, community service, study abroad and pre-collegiate programming. REACH Prep continues to work with its students during their college experience, helping them prepare for graduation, professional positions, and leadership roles in society. The non-profit organization was founded in 1994 and has a four-star rating from Charity Navigator. For more information, visit: www.reachprep.org.