College Access Plan Inspires Higher Learning

The CAP staff team includes (front row, from left) Jane Leong and Innesa Ranchpar. Back: Joanne Do, Natasha Mahone, Lina Calderón-Morin, Mo Hyman, Elena Arellan, Becky Souza and Marcel Bonafe.
The CAP staff team includes (front row, from left) Jane Leong and Innesa Ranchpar. Back: Joanne Do, Natasha Mahone, Lina Calderón-Morin, Mo Hyman, Elena Arellan, Becky Souza and Marcel Bonafe.

As a senior at Pasadena High School, Michael Ocon never would have applied to Stanford if it hadn’t been for College Access Plan, the college preparation nonprofit helping local students prepare for a higher education.
With a $90 application fee, Ocon felt he just couldn’t take the chance of losing the money and not getting in.
“I really couldn’t afford it, and I didn’t think I could ever get in,” said Ocon, who finally submitted the application just 45 minutes before the deadline, and only at the insistence of one of the CAP advisors. Continue reading “College Access Plan Inspires Higher Learning”