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Student Impact Report 2019-2020
We continue to improve the educational outcomes and lifetime opportunities of Marin City youth during this challenging time.
Because of You
The 2019 – 2020 school year and subsequent summer were like no other. Yet, with 25 years of experience and success supporting students’ multifaceted needs during their journey to and through college, Bridge the Gap College Prep is undeterred by these challenging times. Our number one priority is supporting students’ academic progress and social-emotional wellbeing.
Thanks to the expertise and flexibility of our staff, we rapidly pivoted to meet their needs. We have demonstrated, time and again, that we are always willing to do what it takes to care for our students and community. And when I say we, that includes you – our resilient and dedicated staff, loyal and generous donors, devoted volunteers, and committed foundations and business funders. The accomplishments and impact outlined below would not be possible without you. On behalf of our students and staff, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
College and Career Success
BTGCP continues to serve record numbers of Marin City students progressing and succeeding in college.
“Always remember that Bridge the Gap is family. They will help you even if you’re in a bad place. It’s good to know Bridge the Gap is there and that they care for you.”
High School Program
Bridge the Gap College Prep’s High School students succeeded in school despite the enormous hurdles of Covid-19.
Scholars Program 4th - 8th Grade
4th - 8th graders continued to show academic improvement this year.
Average Lanuage Arts Grade Improvement
1st to 2nd Trimester
% of 7th & 8th grade students passing
Math & Language Arts over 3 years
Little Scholars & Little Readers Programs K- 3rd
Our Little Scholars continued developing their love of reading and essential literacy skills during the academic year and summer, thanks in large part to our volunteers.
Organizational Growth and Resilience
With the organization’s growth and maturation over more than a quarter century, we are now a more experienced staff, with more field expertise. We are driven by strong school collaborations, focused work with other community organizations, and, importantly, by data and a deliberate effort to continually assess and improve our programs.
Despite having to cancel our in-person Vines & Vision annual fundraiser with four days’ notice, we still managed to raise 92% of our FYE20 financial goals this year. This is only possible thanks to both our loyal and new supporters. BTGCP will continue to look for new opportunities to ensure funding for growth and sustainability, including planning a fabulous virtual Vines & Vision fundraiser in 2021, enhancing our Major Gift Program, increasing community communications, and further engaging our BTGCP Board, Advisory Council, donors, and volunteers.
Financial Statement FYE 2020
% Giving by Constituency
On behalf of the Bridge the Gap College Prep students and families, staff, and Board of Directors, THANK YOU for your support and for helping us carry out our mission. Because of you, we are so very proud to end with the list of colleges our BTGCP students currently attend.
Congratulations to our students!
or Currently Attended
Cal States: Fullerton, Humboldt, Northridge, Sacramento & Sonoma
College of Marin
College of the Redwoods
Diablo Valley College
Los Rios Community College
Minneapolis Community & Technical College
Missouri Baptist University
Missouri Valley College
University of Arizona