College for Every Student is a nonprofit organization based in Essex that helps underserved students prepare for, gain access to and succeed in college. It works with 200 schools in 24 states to help its 20,000 students move toward college success. According to the organization, 96 percent of the high school seniors in its program have gone on to college during the past six years. Its website is at www.collegefes.org.
*Editor's note: This headline was changed at 3:15 p.m. Nov. 28 to correct a misspelled word.