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Part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Reach Higher initiative's public awareness campaign, Better Make Room, Up Next is a free college access tool that gives high school and college students, parents, and college counselors across the country personalized support on all things college – college search and application, federal student aid, and student loan repayment – all through texting. Sign up by texting "COLLEGE" to 44044. Up Next is a project of Civic Nation, a non­profit, non­partisan 501(c)(3) organization.

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PASE Impact, FY 2023

PASE Setters Mary Chen 4511


Afterschool Professionals Supported



Professional Development Events Offered

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NYC Youth Impacted

PASE believes all kids deserve a safe, nurturing space during out-of-school time where they have opportunities to explore their passions while connecting with and learning from caring adults. We exist to improve the quality of afterschool programs for children and teens living in poverty.

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