About Us


COE has built strategic alliances with businesses and foundations dedicated to expanding educational opportunity. Through strategic collaborations, we work to strengthen quality, opportunity and access to education for all American students — the next generation of global leaders.

COE Partnership Models

  • Provided district-wide college access services with the GE Foundation and the Erie Public Schools;
  • Conducting the research necessary to develop a city-wide program to improve college access and success with the Denver Scholarship Foundation and the Piton Foundation;
  • Coordinating and enhancing state-wide college access services with the Lumina Foundation for Education;
  • Providing broader dissemination of targeted curricula to encourage low-income and minority students to prepare for careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) with the National Institutes of Health; and
  • Providing free SAT test prep services to low-income students with the Khan Academy of The College Board.

COE Partners

ACT America's Promise Alliance The College Board Comcast-NBCUniversal GE Foundation Goldman Sachs Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation Lumina Foundation MasteryPrep The Kresge Foundation The New World Foundation Rolta Southwest Airlines Strada Education Network TG Travelers Foundation U.S. Department of Education