Our mission is to increase the rate at which underrepresented students access and complete post-secondary education.

Formed in 2005, Southern California College Access Network (SoCal CAN) is an alliance of more than 100 organizations working together to support the college and career aspirations of 150,000 students in the region.   


SoCal CAN holds the shared belief that no single program, organization, or institution alone can solve the educational inequities that exist in our communities. Collective action is necessary to achieve large-scale change.    In every aspect of our work, we create opportunities for our members to learn, collaborate, and advocate:


We share effective practices, stay abreast of the latest research, and explore solutions to the challenges facing our students.


We encourage collaboration among member organizations and actively seek opportunities to expand college advising support to students through cross-sector collaborations.


We advocate alongside our students and families for the elimination of policies and practices that stand in the way of students achieving their college and career goals.