More than 1,100 EMERGE College Scholars are attending over 150 selective colleges and universities across the nation. 

Meet the College Success Team

Sayra Alanis

Persistence Manager

Carlos Perrett

Persistence Manager

Ivanna Crippa

Persistence Manager

This year, EMERGE will serve an unprecedent number of college scholars. Due to the continued growth of our college scholar population, we are strategically restructuring and expanding the college success program to ensure that each student is supported during their college journey. The team will be assigned regional territories and will serve as “boots on the ground” at each college campus working to formalize Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), enhance financial aid packages, identify gaps in support, and help the target institutions implement necessary support services on campus.

Persistence Managers can be of service to college scholars in the following areas:

  • Financial aid advising 

  • Financial planning for high school to college transition

  • Connecting with other EMERGE Scholars/community on campus

  • Connecting with support offices at their chosen college or university 

  • Supporting with family conversation. 

  • Identifying summer internships