I Know I Can
Helping Columbus City School Students Enter and Succeed in College

Welcome to I Know I Can

Dream Big. Work Hard. We'll Help.

That's our promise to all Columbus City Schools students.  I Know I Can believes that every Columbus City Schools student deserves the opportunity to achieve their dream of earning a college education.  And we're here to help.

From elementary school through college, I Know I Can College Advisors and volunteers encourage students to dream big and work hard.  As one of the largest and most successful college access programs in the country, we provide the inspiration to ignite ambition, the advice to excel and the financial support and guidance to enable students to earn a college degree.


CSCC Lunch and Learn

Are you excited about attending Columbus State in August?  Do you have questions about Columbus State?  Join Bess Bolton, your I Know I Can (IKIC) College Advisor, current students and CSCC alums for the first Lunch and Learn of the 2014-2015 academic year.  We will provide you with information that will help you to have a successful start to college, especially during your first semester.


- Monday, August 18th from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Workforce Development Building (Room WD-409) at CSCC.
- Learn the importance of the advising center and how to use the CSCC advisors.
- Understand why it's important to be involved in activities outside of the classroom.  Get ideas of organizations you can join.
- See how students/professors use Blackboard and the CougarWeb.
- Free LUNCH!
                                        Click here to register


I Know I Can Grant Appeals Form

If you wish to appeal your grant decision, please fill out the Grant Appeals form and return to I Know I Can.


Save Smart Jr. for CCS 8th, 9th, and 10th Graders

Now qualifying 8th, 9th, and 10th graders can be a part of Save Smart too, and quadruple their college savings at high school graduation by starting an Individual Development Account this year! Call us at 614-233-9510 learn more about this exciting opportunity and to get registered for an information session!  


Save Smart IDA Programs

Save Smart, a joint effort between ECDI and I Know I Can, is a program designed to help qualified Columbus City Schools students and graduates grow and leverage their college savings. A participant enrolls in the program by setting up an Individual Development Account (IDA) and is eligible to earn up to $4 for every $1 saved. 

The program is available for current high school juniors, seniors and current college students for Save Smart Sr and
 current 8th, & 9th and 10th grade families for Save Smart Jr!! Click Here to learn more.


Save Smart Financial Planning Sessions

If you've been approved to be a part of the Save Smart Initiative, please Register Here to attend the required Financial Planning session.


Kroger Plus Card, Plus!

Now your Kroger Plus Card can not only help you save, it can help you give!  By adding "I Know I Can" (83864) as your preferred non-profit organization, a portion of your bill will be donated to us!  It’s easy, just shop, swipe your card and earn! 
Click Here to enroll and start earning today!  I Know I Can appreciates your continued support! 


Blueprint:College Middle School

Blueprint:College is a FREE series of workshops for CCS middle school parents and we want you to be there! Come and enjoy free dinner provided by Donatos, Panera, White Castle, and Bob Evans and leave with critical information for getting your family college-ready - NOW IS THE TIME TO START PLANNING!  Families Register Here TODAY! 


Would you like to volunteer at a Blueprint:College Middle School Workshop? Click Here

I Know I Can

Dream Big. Work Hard. We'll Help. | 3798 East Broad Street | Columbus, Ohio 43213 | (614) 233-9510 phone

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