Our Mission


Empower My Hood aims to equip students and families with resources for college planning. We strive to empower students to make informed decisions about their college education, career goals, and opportunities. In an effort to guide our community’s college-aspiring youth through the college planning processes our organization provides a range of services, such as career planning workshops, seminars, coaching, and mentorship. EMH guides and encourages our students to make achievable college goals, from applying to college and securing financial aid to obtaining their undergraduate degree.

Our Goals

  • Facilitate the placement of community youth in college with financial aid, a clear path to graduation and successful careers

  • Exceed national rates of college matriculation for low-income students, as well as year to year retention and graduation rates

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