Welcome to the CREED College Readiness Program!

The CREED COLLEGE READINESS PROGRAM helps young people reach their educational goals and attend the college of their choice.

CREED offers:

College Readiness Workshops

Individual Education Consulting

Undergraduate Retention Minigrant Program

Undergraduate Nonprofit Management Internships


Terrence Mitchell, Executive Director

"Thanks to all of you for your support over the past four years.  As we enter our fifth year, we have focused our efforts on reading, readiness, retention and research.  These specific foci are a result of an assessment of our past work and needs expressed by our participants.  As always, we need your support to continue the work with our students.  Your help is so appreciated and necessary; your contributions help us stay true to our mission and to our goal to keep our services to our students and families without costs.  Though you will soon receive a fundraising appeal, consider making a donation now at creedonline.org/donate-to-creed", Terrence Mitchell, Executive Director. 

The goala of CREED are to:

  1. Help students and their families make affordable and attainable college choices that match the student’s abilities and interests.
  2. Provide information and experienced advice to students and their parents to increase their potential for success.
  3. Work with students once they arrive on their respective campus to provide them support and guidance to ensure their persistence and subsequent graduation from their institutions.

About Us

CREED was founded in 2010 with the intent to help young people with their college decision making process.  Our name, CREED, is symbolic of our motto: Believing in our Youth. 


Our mission and vision statements, along with a brief history help illuminate our hopes for our program's participants.  Click here to learn more about us.



We've Moved!

The CREED College Readiness Program has moved its' headquarters from Meadville PA to Erie, PA, partially in an effort to better serve northwest Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and Western New York.  You can still reach us online, or mail us at CREED College Readiness Program, 2616 Plum Street, Erie, PA 16508 or PO Box 1929, Erie, PA-16512.  You can still call us at 814-853-3956.  Hope to hear from you soon! Believing in our Youth!  T. Mitchell & R. Matthews, Co-Founders, CREED


CURRENT NEWSLETTER: Featured Contributor - Ms. Crystal Austin Seymore.  Our executive board member and secretary for CREED is the featured author of this issue's feature article.  She talks about her work as a board members and how the work is supported and sustained by our impact on our youth.  We are so fortunate to have her, and she is joined in this issue by a thank you letter from one of our college seniors and sage advice from a future CREED parent.  Believing in Our Youth.    


Higher Education Administrators, Faculty and Graduate Students.

CREED is accepting submissions for the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 editions of its newsletter.  We will consider submissions that focus on the transition from high school to college, ideas for parents in their preparation to support theirs students goals and like ideas.  If you have an idea for an article, story or opportunity that you want to share with our students, families and stakeholders; please email  creedcollegereadinessprogram@gmail.com.  

Fall publication deadline ; October 1, Spring publication deadline; March 1 and Summer, June 1 annually.   

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