Description of Role:
The idea of Fair Opportunity Project is simple: to level the playing field of college admissions in America. Our goal is to provide free virtual college advising, of the highest quality, to every high school student in America. Working with college students and college advising experts from across the country, we’re excited to offer free college mentoring to communities across the US. Sign up to find out more, put your community on the list, or find a mentor from your hometown today.
Description of Organization:
Fair Opportunity Project empowers students to access and afford college through its digital portal of curated, comprehensive resources and services on all aspects of the college application process. Our student-facing materials are created by a diverse pool of current college students and college advising professionals who compile college admissions and financial aid resources of the highest quality. Our approach uses technology and radical accessibility to reach and support college-interested students anywhere on the planet. Fair Opportunity Project’s resources have been accessed by over 100,000 users across 204 countries, which has resulted in a Forbes 30 under 30 award and features in the New York Times, CNBC, Thrillist, the Harvard Ed Magazine, Study Breaks Magazine, and the Harvard Gazette.
Fair Opportunity Project was awarded as a top education nonprofit in 2018 by Forbes. Every year we send out free college application material to over 60,000 public educators each year. We presently are also tasked with allocating ~500,000 in federal funding in the state of WIS and also volunteer hundreds of mentorship hours for students each year. This portal is part of our continued effort to provide both scale and depth in our offerings to help students from all backgrounds get a fair opportunity.
Benefits of the Position:
– Opportunity to gain knowledge and skills related to the nonprofit sector.
– Opportunity to make a real-world difference in reaching potentially thousands of college-interested students who have few resources for guidance.