2019 CASCO 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 jfahey@bowdoin.edu or join our mailing list.

Registration and Funding Assistance

Registration for the 2019 CASCO Conference will open in late-March. The registration fee is $225. Learn more about opportunities for funding assistance (with generous support from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation).

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

2018 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 2018 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

  • American Student Assistance
  • Boys Hope, Girls Hope of New York
  • Braven
  • College Advising Corps
  • College Bound Initiative
  • Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund
  • Global Citizen Year
  • Global Kids
  • High Jump
  • KIPP Foundation
  • Minds Matter NYC
  • Mitchell Institute
  • Northwestern Academy for Chicago Public Schools
  • Palouse Pathways
  • Scholar Match
  • Schuler Scholar Program
  • Students Rising Above
  • Summer Search
  • The Opportunity Network
  • The TEAK Fellowship
  • Uplift Education
  • Yonkers Partners in Education

Higher Education

  • Bates College
  • Bennington College
  • Bowdoin College
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Carleton College
  • Centre College
  • Colby College
  • Colorado College
  • Connecticut College
  • Davidson College
  • Earlham College
  • Haverford College
  • Middlebury College
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Olin College of Engineering
  • Pomona College
  • Princeton University
  • Skidmore College
  • Smith College
  • Swarthmore College
  • Trinity College
  • Union College
  • Vassar College
  • 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
  • Depaul Cristo Rey High School, OH
  • English Language Learners International (ELLIS Prep Academy), NY
  • Hall-Dale High School, ME
  • Hardin Valley Academy, TN
  • KIPP Delta Collegiate HS, AR
  • KIPP Houston Public Schools, TX
  • KIPP Nashville Collegiate HS, TN
  • 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
  • Peak to Peak Charter School, CO
  • Saint James School, MD
  • View Park Middle School, CA
  • Westbrook High School, ME

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