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Collegiate Pathways, Inc. (CPI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Orlando, FL. CPI’s mission is to empower underrepresented middle and high school girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields through college preparation, career readiness, and mentoring.



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CPI is a non-profit organization dedicated to changing lives of young people.

Every 26 seconds, a student is dropping out of high school.

You can help make a difference by pledging your support to assist in the development of sending a student to college.

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Laine Powell, Founder & Executive Director

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Collegiate Pathways Inc. Paves Way for STEM-Savvy, College-Bound Girls

"Generosi-“tea” – that was the recurring theme of the closing remarks from Laine Powell, founder and executive director of Collegiate Pathways Inc. at a recent fundraiser in Orlando.

CPI is a nonprofit dedicated to empowering first-generation and under-represented, middle and high school girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields through college preparation, career readiness and mentoring.

During the annual Tea & “bytes” fundraiser for Tech Sassy Girlz™, CPI’s signature STEM program, Powell expressed her gratitude to those sponsoring, “generous” organizations and community leaders for believing in her dream, conceived nearly 17 years ago, to see more diversity and women employed in technical careers.

Laine Powell, Founder and Executive Director Collegiate Pathways, Inc. The event, held at the Orlando Science Center, raised more than..."

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American Graduate Day

AMERICAN GRADUATE DAY 2015 | LIVE | Saturday, October 3, 2015 | 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

American Graduate Day returns on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. live from Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in New York City.

American Graduate Day is a live, seven-hour multiplatform broadcast that leverages the power and reach of public media to focus on those organizations and individual Champions keeping kids on the path to graduation. Each half-hour, WUCF will bring you stories from American Graduate champions across Central Florida.

Throughout the day, viewers are invited to engage with their local public television stations and the featured community organizations. Viewers can participate in the event by asking questions and sharing ideas before and during the broadcast on Twitter and Facebook, using the hashtag #AmGrad.

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Tech Sassy Girlz on WUCF TV!

"This week on SciTech Central, go inside “Tech Sassy Girlz,” an Orlando non-profit encouraging middle and high school girls to pursue careers in science and technology.

"The girls are working with real life graphic designers, real life coders, real life project managers and they're helping them through the process,” said Courtney Powell, President & CEO, ACE Applications.  “We try to implement real world methodologies to solving problems.  So we take them through the design session, the brain storming the story boarding."..."

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