The Peer Leader Movement

PeerForward Celebrates 25 Years of Igniting Change

Twenty-five years ago, our founders began College Summit with a humble plan. They would host a single workshop in the basement of a Washington, D.C. community center with the goal of helping students capture their stories for a personal essay to be used for college and scholarship applications. From that single... Read More

Three Cheers for Our Devoted Volunteers

If you’ve ever experienced a workshop, then you know first-hand that our volunteers play a pivotal role impacting hundreds of students each year. Whether they’re bright-eyed college students, dedicated alumni, or wholehearted, wise professionals, volunteers arrive at our workshops each year eager to guide our... Read More

Meet Tyriq: “Becoming an educator was destined”

For our 25th anniversary, we are celebrating the alumni of our program who have continued to make meaningful and positive impacts on their communities long after workshops. Anyone familiar with PeerForward or College Summit is keenly aware of the detrimental role our alumni play in... Read More

Deloitte Helps Peer Leaders Make their Brand

On February 25, PeerForward alongside Deloitte hosted “Making the Brand,” the first of a four-part professional development series geared toward graduating Peer Leaders and young alumni.  Their first session, aptly title “Respect on Your Name” walked participants through the benefits of establishing a personal brand. In a session of more... Read More

Raquel Figueroa, Managing Director of Program and Innovation

Raquel is a product of the New York City Teaching Fellows Program and taught in New York City Public schools before moving to Miami, Florida in 2004. Prior to working with PeerForward, she held several roles at Miami Dade College. As an Adjunct Professor for... Read More

PeerForward CEO, Gary Linnen Delivers Virtual Keynote Speech

“Everyone’s journey is different” As students advance in their educational journey, the act of reflection becomes essential to discovering the opportunities and inequities that lay ahead. In July, PeerForward CEO Gary Linnen addressed 2,600 college-level attendees of Deloitte’s intern program in a keynote speech in... Read More

Meet Bert, Our Volunteer Spotlight!

Bert Davis Current Occupation: Learning Manager, City of Richmond, Virginia  Recent Workshop Role: Writing Coach Coordinator  Why did you initially decide to volunteer with PeerForward:  “I was working for a bank that was a donor to, what was then, College Summit. They asked for volunteers to participate... Read More

Deloitte Volunteers Make an At-Home Impact

Impact Day is Deloitte’s annual day of service that celebrates our year-round commitment to making an impact that matters. Each year on Impact Day, Deloitte professionals participate in more than 1,000 social impact projects across 80 US cities. This year, our partners at Deloitte answered... Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Hana Visaya

Hana Visaya Current Occupation: Senior Project Manager, RPA Advertising Recent Workshop Role: Writing Coach Coordinator Number of Years Serving: 7 years Why did you initially decide to volunteer with PeerForward: “PeerForward found its’ way into my life during the Spring of 2013. It was still called... Read More

The Class of 2020 is #MovingForward

Our graduating high school Peer Leaders are taking the next big step on their postsecondary path, and we’re thrilled to commemorate this milestone with them! That’s why we launched our #MovingForward campaign, a social media celebration of the colleges, military paths, and exciting opportunities our senior Peer Leaders are pursuing next. Check out their postsecondary paths: Read More

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