Oakland, CA

Chief Executive Officer: Yoon Choi 

Co-Investor: The David & Lucile Packard Foundation


CollegeSpring gives schools and teachers the curriculum, training, and data to help their students boost their SAT scores and their test confidence. A higher SAT or ACT score can open doors to more-selective universities with better financial aid, stronger social support, and higher graduation rates. Students achieve a 104 point average SAT increase and are 48% more likely to go to college.

CollegeSpring targets students from populations that are historically underrepresented in higher education, including students from low-income backgrounds, people of color, first-generation college students, and English Language Learners.

In addition to its work in the Bay Area, CollegeSpring serves youth in Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY.