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“Simmons provides families and educators with valuable information on effective practices involving both access to college and academic success. His analysis includes practical suggestions and a substantial review of the literature, along with policy recommendations and actual solutions. Most importantly, he brings first-hand experience...read More
THE SIMMONS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION PROUDLY ANNOUNCES OUR 2018 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS! Cynthia Treco Simmons Scholarship Victor Desnoyers – Atkins High School – Howard University Nathaniel P Simmons Jr. Scholarship Alaina Watkins – Parkland High School – UNC School of the Arts Kolachi Oparanozie – Parkland High School – George Mason...read More
The SMF Annual College Trip took place from October 9-12, 2017. This year students visited the Greater Philadelphia region. Students visited the following cultural sites and schools: Duke University, University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Swarthmore College, Haverford College, and the Barnes Foundation Art Collection....read More
August 30, 2016
THROUGH EXPERIENCES, WE SHOW VULNERABLE STUDENTS THAT TOP COLLEGES ARE REAL OPTIONS.
Over the past decade, SMF has prepared vulnerable students for college admission and nurtured habits of mind that are essential for high achievement in diverse and complex learning communities. As a result, students who once had few college options are now offered admission and graduate from some of the most selective colleges and universities in the nation.DONATE