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ACCESS College Commitment Day 2018

ACCESS College Commitment Day 2018

Over 2,000 high school seniors from Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk and Northampton County gathered in the Ted Constant Convocation Center on April 24 to celebrate their acceptance into the colleges of their choice. This high-energy event,...

Monday Night Steak at Baker’s Crust, All Month Long!

Monday Night Steak at Baker’s Crust, All Month Long!

How does a delicious steak dinner at Baker’s Crust sound? Yep, our mouths are watering, too! On any Monday in March, dine in after 4:00 p.m. at one of three Bakers Crusts (Ghent, Greebrier or Hilltop) for "Buy a Steak in Your Community" to benefit ACCESS! For just $7,...

ACCESS Remembers Anne Shumadine

ACCESS Remembers Anne Shumadine

It is with heavy hearts that we share the loss of Anne Shumadine. Anne was a founding board member of Access College Foundation in 1988 and served as Board Chairman from 1996-2002. She was named a lifelong Emeritus Director in 2005. Anne was integral to Access from...

Entering our 30th Year with a New Look!

Entering our 30th Year with a New Look!

“It is within our reach to open the doors to college for many hundreds of young people. If Access can do this, it will be a powerful instrument for hope and enrichment for our community and for the people who need it most.” – Frank Batten, Sr., Co-Founder, Access...

ACCESS College Commitment Day 2017

ACCESS College Commitment Day 2017

On April 25, we gathered more than 2,500 high school seniors at Old Dominion University's Ted Constant Center for Access College Commitment Day to celebrate their commitment to higher education. The students, who came from Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Virginia...

ACCESS Advisors Visit the University of Mary Washington!

ACCESS Advisors Visit the University of Mary Washington!

On January 31, 2017, our Access Advisors visited the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. They were able to take a tour of the campus and get a first-hand look at the John Farmer Multicultural Center, dormitories, gym, indoor pool and more. Most...

2017 Scholarship Awards Luncheon

2017 Scholarship Awards Luncheon

On June 22, 2017, we held our annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon at the Virginia Beach Convention Center and proudly presented 135 local high school graduates with scholarships! Our keynote speaker, Virginia Supreme Court Justice, the Honorable S. Bernard...

2016 Scholarship Awards Luncheon

2016 Scholarship Awards Luncheon

On June 24, we proudly honored more than 180 high school graduates from across South Hampton Roads and Northampton County at our annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon! Each student received a scholarship of at least $5,000, for a grand total of $950,000, to help them...