College Support

College Tour

College Tour Students Visit Washington University St. Louis Medical School.

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
  • DePaul University
  • Fisk University
  • Florida A&M University
  • Georgia State University
  • Howard University
  • Hampton University
  • Morehouse College
  • North Carolina A&T University
  • Northwestern University
  • Southern Illinois University
  • Spelman College
  • 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
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington University St. Louis
  • Xavier University

Target HOPE Students visit Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University St. Louis Medical School

Target HOPE visit to the University of Wisconsin – Madison

Collegiate Chapters

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, 41% of undergraduate students who attended the annual conference have opted to attend graduate or professional school, and over 2,000 Target H.O.P.E. students nationwide have received a graduate or professional degree.