Pass With Flying Colors

Helping Students Succeed

Pass With Flying Colors (PWFC) is providing economic opportunity for Chicago’s disadvantaged communities by increasing college graduation rates among low-income, first-generation students.

Our mission is to prepare Chicago’s underserved first-generation students for college and career success.

Since 2010, PWFC’s programs have provided first-generation students with high-touch support, experiential learning opportunities, and crucial guidance on college applications, financial aid and career development throughout high school and college.

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  • 100% of PWFC 2016 high school graduates enrolled in college this fall.
  • 88% of the first PWFC cohort returned for their sophomore year of college.
  • 75% of PWFC juniors and seniors are enrolled in at least one honors or AP level course for the 2016-2017 school year.

“As a Pass With Flying Colors scholar, I see more options for my future. If I was not a scholar, I wouldn’t have had the opportunities that shaped the person I am now." - Angel, 2019 Cohort

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