– Inspirations –

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

- Dr. Seuss


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We are creating a college-going culture within an at-risk population dealing with high poverty, low literacy, and low college attainment. With the help of volunteers, staff and the community, W2C puts families on a path to higher education and out of poverty.

W2C serves 135 students ranging from 5th grade to college, offering ongoing academic supports including

  • counseling
  • workshops
  • tutoring
  • mentoring
  • reading enrichment

In addition, Application Boot Camp, ACT preparation, and field trips to cultural and workplace venues are offered.

All programs serve first generation college-going students and their parents.

By starting the program with students just before they enter middle school, W2C establishes high academic expectations and a concrete sense that college, with hard work, is attainable.

Opportunities Available with Waukegan to College

Event Planning

Waukegan to College is planning “friend raising” events and could use your help making these fun and inspiring.  Planners will work with staff and board to plan event agendas, decorations,…


Marketing/PR/Social Media/Website

Help us with all aspects of our Marketing Communications, including: General Communications Public Relations Website Development Social Media


Grant and Scholarship Application Writer

We need experienced help writing applications for grants and scholarships.


Coach/Student Mentor

If you want to guide a student, help them envision their future, and realize their college dreams, coaching may be for you. Each coach will be paired with a student…


Read to Achieve Reader (R2A)

Reading is an essential life skill and all of our W2C students will benefit from improving their reading abilities. Read to Achieve takes place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday…



Many W2C students need extra help to succeed in school. If you enjoy helping students learn in subjects ranging from English and math to Spanish and science (even German!) tutoring…