MAKING COLLEGE POSSIBLE FOR ALL STUDENTS AND FUTURE GENERATIONS
College Avenue Compact supports students and their families to be college-ready and achieve guaranteed admission to San Diego State University or other post-secondary opportunities to ensure their success in higher education.
With College Avenue Compact, it has motivated me to make long- and short-term goals for every year. They also widen my options of what college I may want to attend.
At College Avenue Compact, we believe that all students have the potential to go to college.
Dr. Melissa Naranjo
Dr. Melissa Naranjo was appointed Executive Director in February 2018. Prior to that, she served as the interim Director since August 2017. Beginning in 2010, Melissa directed the student component of College Avenue Compact and its predecessor program, the City Heights Educational Collaborative.
Melissa received a Bachelor of Arts degree from ULCA; a Masters degree in Education with a focus on Multicultural Counseling from San Diego State University’s Community Based Block Program. Most recently, she received her Doctoral degree in Education from the joint SDSU/Claremont Graduate University Program.
Melissa has more than 12 years professional experience working in higher education, k-12 education, college preparedness, and undergraduate retention programs. She is an expert in leading ways that advance the academic, social and personal section of low-income students, many of whom will be first-generation college degree seeking students – just like her!