UW Women's Center

About Making Connections

2014-15 Making Connections Participants

Our Making Connections program has continued to make strides, expanding our offerings to high school students across our local community. With new programs like Girls Who Code and new partnerships with local companies and other colleges, our students have held our goal of 100% of MC graduates going to college (i.e. technical, 2 and 4 year schools).

Grade Levels in 2014-2015 School Year
9th Grade 15.8%
10th Grade 25.7%
11th Grade 31.7%
12th Grade 27.7%
Do you qualify for free or reduced price lunch?
YES! 84.2%
What is your ethnic background?
African American 63.4%
Asian American 17.8%
Caucasian 2.0%
Chicano/Latino 3.0%
Other 20.8%
How did Making Connections assist you?
College Entrance Requirements 89.9%
SAT/ACT Preparation 83.8%
Financial Aid Assistance 77.8%
College Visit & Tour 73.7%
Scholarships Search 78.8%
Other 10.1%
Is English your primary language?
Yes 55.7%
No 44.3%
How many languages do you speak?
One 12.5%
Two 58.3%
Three 24.0%
Four or More 5.2%
How much do you know about selecting a college?
Not much 26.8%
Some 67.0%
A lot 6.2%
How much do you know about applying to college?
Not much 40.2%
Some 51.6%
A lot 8.3%
How much do you know about finding funding for college?
Not much 58.8%
Some 37.1%
A lot 4.1%
Female 92%
Male 8%