UPDATE: 5 legitimate charities that help low-income students get into college

The college admissions scandal has thrown a welcome spotlight on other charities that genuinely try to help young people

Advanced Placement courses can increase a candidate’s chance of acceptance to college. Students from low-income backgrounds are wildly under-represented in the category, however. This Seattle-based non profit organization has helped more than 40,000 low income students and students of color get into Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses since it launched 10 years ago.

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