Each Spring and Summer, Target H.O.P.E hosts an annual Journey to Excellence College Tour. On our journey, we visit a group of partner schools, to expose our students to once in a lifetime engagement opportunities with senior leadership, admissions staff, current students, and alumni at these respected institutions. Target H.O.P.E has a celebrated partnership with the following schools:
Clark Atlanta University
Florida A&M University
Georgia State University
North Carolina A&T University
Southern Illinois University
Tennessee State University
University of Chicago
University of Illinois – Champaign Urbana
University of Illinois – Chicago
University of Maryland – College Park
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
University of Missouri (Mizzou)
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Washington University St. Louis
Target HOPE Students visit Washington University in St. Louis
Washington University St. Louis Medical School
Target HOPE visit to the University of Wisconsin – Madison
While our student’s journey to excellence begins in our high school Saturday Academy component, once students matriculate to college, they transition into our college component. Target H.OP.E. is proud to host collegiate chapters at many of our partner institutions where students are able to get mentorship and academic advisement.
Target HOPE Mizzou Chapter Members
Graduate and Professional School Conference
Target H.O.P.E. realized 20 years ago that minorities were not adequately represented by graduate and professional schools and that the parentage of African-American and Latino student’s attended professional schools was abysmal compared to their respective majority counterparts.
In 2000, Target H.O.P.E. Euclid Williamson met with the chancellor of Washington University in order to galvanize institutional support to design a great model to address the myriad of obstacles confronting African-American and Latino students. In 2001, the Graduate and Professional Conference was launched to prepare students of color for graduate school and allow them to explore greater opportunities.
To date, 42% of undergraduate students who attended the annual conference have opted to attend graduate or professional school, and over 1,000 Target H.O.P.E. students nationwide have received a graduate or professional degree.