CASCO Virtual Conference

If you work with guiding underrepresented and first-generation college students along the path to college preparedness, admission, and enrollment success, this conference is for you. 

The CASCO Conference unites and empowers professionals from high schools, community organizations, and college admissions, financial aid, and student affairs* in building solid pathways for student success. 

*Conference currently focuses on methodology and resources within residential liberal arts colleges and universities.

For general inquiries, please feel free to contact Justin Fahey, associate dean of admissions, at casco@bowdoin.edu.

2022 CASCO Conference

If you're interested in learning about the 2022 CASCO Conference, please fill out our counselor/CBO inquiry form and indicate your interest in CASCO at the bottom of the page. You may also reach out to Associate Dean of Admissions Justin Fahey at jfahey@bowdoin.edu

What happens when professionals from high schools, CBOs, admissions, financial aid, and student affairs gather together to discuss the challenges facing underrepresented students? 

2019 CASCO SummaryWe learn that we can leverage our uniquely different places on the continuum to better understand the intersection of student need, pre-college support, admissions selection, and matriculation/enrollment support. Read a summary of the 2019 CASCO Conference.

Join the discussion on ways we can better support the educational and personal goals of students of color, low-income students, and first-generation college students.

  • We'll examine academic, social, financial, and other support systems that impact students' experiences in small, residential, liberal arts colleges.
  • We will identify best practices and create a network of professionals with student success in mind.

Past CASCO Attendees

Community-Based Organizations

  • Access Opportunity
  • American Student Assistance
  • Bowdoin Bound, Inc.
  • Boys Hope, Girls Hope of New York
  • Braven
  • Coalition for College
  • College Advising Corps
  • College Bound Initiative
  • CollegeForSure, LLC
  • Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund
  • Evolve502
  • Fair Opportunity Project
  • Global Citizen Year
  • Global Kids
  • High Jump
  • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
  • KIPP Foundation
  • Knowledge Academy 
  • Minds Matter NYC
  • Mitchell Institute
  • MOSTe
  • National Partnership for Educational Access
  • Northwestern Academy for Chicago Public Schools
  • OneGoal
  • Palouse Pathways
  • Philadelphia Futures
  • Scholar Match
  • Schuler Scholar Program
  • Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship Research Institute
  • Service to School
  • Student Leadership Network
  • Students Rising Above
  • Summer Search
  • TeenSHARP
  • The Academy Group
  • The Opportunity Network
  • The TEAK Fellowship
  • The Wily Network
  • Uplift Education
  • Yonkers Partners in Education

Higher Education

  • Bard College
  • Barnard College
  • Bates College
  • Bennington College
  • Bowdoin College
  • Brandeis University
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Carleton College
  • Centre College
  • Colby College
  • Colgate University
  • Colorado College
  • Connecticut College
  • Davidson College
  • Earlham College
  • Gettysburg College
  • Grinnell College
  • Haverford College
  • Kenyon College
  • Miami University
  • Middlebury College
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Occidental College
  • Olin College of Engineering
  • Oxford College - Emory University
  • Pomona College
  • Princeton University
  • Skidmore College
  • Smith College
  • Swarthmore College
  • Trinity College
  • Union College
  • University of Richmond
  • Vassar College
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Wellesley College
  • Williams College

High Schools

  • Achievement First Amistad High School, CT
  • Achievement First University Prep High School, NY
  • Battle Ground Academy, TN
  • Coliseum College Prep Academy, CA
  • Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School, NY
  • Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory of Houston, TX
  • Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School, CA
  • DC Preparatory Academy, DC
  • Democracy Prep Charter School, NY
  • Depaul Cristo Rey High School, OH
  • Dexter Southfield School, MA
  • EMERGE HISD, TX
  • English Language Learners International (ELLIS Prep Academy), NY
  • Hall-Dale High School, ME
  • Hardin Valley Academy, TN
  • IDEA Public Schools, TX
  • KIPP Atlanta Collegiate, GA
  • KIPP Delta Collegiate HS, AR
  • KIPP Dubois Collegiate Academy, PA
  • KIPP Houston Public Schools, TX
  • KIPP Nashville Collegiate HS, TN
  • KIPP Philadelphia Public Schools, PA
  • Loyola Academy, IL
  • L W Higgins High School, LA
  • Mascoma Valley Regional High School, NH
  • McClintock High School, AZ
  • New Vista High School, CO
  • North Hollywood High School, CA
  • Passaic Arts and Science Charter School, NJ
  • Peak to Peak Charter School, CO
  • Saint James School, MD
  • Success Academy High School of the Liberal Arts, NY
  • The Hotchkiss School, CT
  • Uncommon Collegiate Charter High School, NY
  • View Park Middle School, CA
  • Westbrook High School, ME

VIDEO
2019 CASCO Conference keynote by Aimée Eubanks Davis

VIDEO
'Champions of Access and Success' Convene at Bowdoin
Read the news article (June 18, 2018)


VIDEO
Bowdoin Profile: First-Generation College Student Srini Pandiyan ’21


VIDEO
Introducing the Geoffrey Canada Scholars