The COVID-19 pandemic underscored the urgency to address the gaps higher education institutions have when it comes to serving systematically marginalized students. Let’s Go To College CA (Let’s Go) was launched to better serve those students and ensure that students continued their path to a higher education. For the first two years, Let’s Go has been fulfilling its mission by providing educational, financial, mental health, and basic needs resources to support college students in achieving their educational and career goals.
Let’s Go continues to build a vibrant student-led community composed of first-gen, low-income, BIPOC students to promote vital information and resources that aid students in completing their college education. We are a growing community of thousands of students connected through various social media platforms, online communications, and virtual programming that helps students engage and receive information.
In addition, our program provides a space for students to engage in higher-education policy. Our platform allows students to voice their concerns and wishes so that policy makers, educational leaders, and others have a fuller understanding of what it takes to be a college student today and develop student-centered solutions.
Let’s Go is powered by the Southern California College Attainment Network, in partnership with higher education institutions, philanthropy and community organizations across the State of California. College Futures Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, and the California Community Foundation granted the funding to launch Let’s Go.