Programs & Services

College Advisement & Tutoring

Take it to the next step and beyond

Are you ready for the next step in your education? We provide free college advisement and tutoring, as well as support adjusting to college life, enabling you to get to graduation, college, and beyond. Our goal is to inform you about all of the opportunities available to you, no matter what grade you’re in or what academic background you have! The first step to joining any of our College Advisement & Tutoring programs is to become a Door member.

Please be aware that unless otherwise noted, all of the programs below are based at our main Manhattan location.

College Paths - College Paths is a comprehensive program that provides one-on-one support to help you prepare for a future at a college, vocational training program, or non-traditional secondary education program. Because you work with an individual college counselor, we can make a plan based on any background and help you follow through to success. 

Joining College Paths can help you complete high school or get your HSE; re-enroll in high school if you have dropped out; figure out your graduation plans; determine which school is right for you by arranging trips to colleges or visits from representatives; prepare you for SATs, ACTs, Regents, and other standardized exams; find scholarships and get financial aid; prepare for life in college, including success tips for when you arrive; and more. We can also connect you to other programs at The Door to fulfill your non-academic needs, like health care, counseling, legal support and more.

To learn more about College Paths, contact Vanessa Gonzalez by phone at 212-941-9090, ext. 3432 or by email at


Bridge to College – Adjusting to life at college can be difficult for anyone, but we know it can be especially hard on people who have earned their HSE and need to adjust to a classroom environment again. If you’re worried about adjusting to college life and succeeding there, this is the right program for you.

This is an intensive two-year program that will get you ready to succeed, and then stays with you for support during your first year of college or vocational school. Our staff will give you targeted classes that will help you bypass remedial courses and immediately dive into your career with credits you need to earn your degree. We’ll stay connected with you through individual and group support services, help you develop relationships with college staff and resources, and make sure you stay on the path to success. You must either be in an HSE program (at The Door or elsewhere) or have earned your HSE to join Bridge to College.

To learn more about Bridge to College, contact Rakeesha Glover by phone at 212-941-9090, ext. 3322, or by email at


Tutoring and SAT Prep – We have several tutoring options, from drop-in help and preparing for Regents to to FREE SAT prep classes and special enrichment programs for high school sophomore!

During the school year from 4-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, you can drop by the College Paths office to meet a tutor for help get ready for a Regents test, the SAT or ACT, or just get help with homework.


To learn more about tutoring programs, contact Justin Richardson by phone at 212-941-9090, ext. 3229, or by email at

Project RISE - Available only at our Bronx Youth Center location, this is an education and internship program for young adults aged 18-24 who have been out of school and out of work for at least six months.

This unique program includes comprehensive educational activities, ongoing one-on-one support and paid internships — making sure you’ll have the skills and experience needed for a full-time job, college, or technical school in the future. While it is only available in the Bronx, members who live in any borough can access it. Project Rise is currently at full enrollment through summer. More information will be available regarding the next cohort in July 

Bronx Opportunity Network (BON) - Available only at our Bronx Youth Center location, BON is a network of community-based organizations and CUNY campuses that supports young people as they transition to community college. Services include preparation for entrance exams, enrollment assistance, and other support to help you succeed on campus. To learn more about BON, contact Joyce Paton by phone at (212) 941-9090, ext. 3531, or by email at

Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP) - If you have experience in the juvenile justice system, foster care system, or with homelessness and are looking for support to find a job and advance your education, LEAP is a great option for you. You’ll get one-on-one support from our staff to help you find work, prepare for college (including completing your High School Equivalency, applying for financial aid, and more), and set yourself up for a successful future. No matter what your goals are, our staff will help you get there. To learn more, contact Nell Rainey at 212-941-9090, ext. 3513 or at

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