Pathways to College, Inc. plans to change its name to Pathways Milwaukee, effective Monday.
The new name better mirrors the organization’s mission, according to executive director Milton Cockroft. That mission is grounded in an effort to make higher education accessible for students of all backgrounds, particularly students of low-income households and first-generation college students.
But the organization’s mission moves beyond helping students reach college as it also focuses on success during college and in the years following.
Pathways Milwaukee offers programming in four core areas: Pathways to Education serves K4-5th grade students and their families with an emphasis on introducing them to the prospect of college. The main program, Pathways to Achievement, targets 6th-12th grade students, helping them chart their course to college and get a jump start with college prep programs. Pathways to Success is a new program the organization has created for its students once they’re enrolled in college, and Pathways Parents provides support and resources to parents throughout their child’s education.
“Pathways Milwaukee will continue to provide comprehensive programming for our students to not only help them arrive at college but to have success in college and beyond,” Cockroft said.
The organization is currently serving more than 300 students in sixth grade through freshman year of college.