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Meet Giovanni: Overcoming Roadblocks to Get to College

Coming from Haiti, my family was not familiar with things like FAFSA or college applications. With the help of College Summit, I began the college application process – but then hit a large roadblock. When I took my first application home to my grandmother, she told me the devastating truth that I was undocumented.


Keith Frome, Co-founder

Keith is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School (M.T.S., religion and education), and Columbia University (Ed.D., philosophy and education). In 1993, while teaching writing at Harvard College, he helped J.B. Schramm create and run a weekend college admissions workshop that became the noteworthy College...


Derek Canty, Co-founder

As a co-founder of PeerForward, Derek co-developed the in-school youth development tools and created the “Rap” motivational component of the organization’s summer workshop. He also helped spearhead the launch to […]


J.B. Schramm, Founder

J.B. is the founder of PeerForward and was its first CEO. Now, he is a managing partner of the Learn to Earn fund at New Profit, a venture philanthropy and […]