The CREED College Readiness Program was founded with the idea that we could make a difference in young people's lives.  We do this by helping them determine and attain achievable higher education goals.  Since our organization was established in 2010, we have provided education consulting to students and their families in New York, Oklahoma, our home base in Pennsylvania, and Texas.


Our staff is made up entirely of volunteers, and CREED depends on its donors to fund the work we do with our students.  Our generous donors and potential stakeholders know that our work is important and understand that even a little help goes a long way.


That is why we are always excited to share information about the great work that we are doing with young people.  We want you to join us in our commitment to their success and hope you will do anything you can to support us.  Words of encouragement, volunteering a special skill, or providing financial support are all equally valuable to our efforts. 


Don't hesitate to contact us if you are interested in helping us with our work. 


Board of Directors

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Mission and Vision statements


Our Founders

Mr. Terrence Mitchell

Exec. Director & Founder, CREED

Chief Diversity Officer, SUNY Oneonta

Doctoral Candidate, Administration & Leadership Studies Ph.D.Program

Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Dr. Rhonda Matthews

Co-Founder, CREED

Associate Professor, Political Science Department

Edinboro University



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Class of 2018

We have so many graduates to be proud of this year. I will start listing them here and if you know of more please add them and their parents or loved ones to the page.

High school graduates for the class of 2018 are, so far: Addisen Mitchell (parents Dr. Rhonda Matthews and Mr. Terrence Mitchell), Kaleb Smith (parent Elisha Brown and Kory Jackson), Rikki Abdallah (parent, Tamia Dixon), Brid Gorman (parent Erin Gorman), Angelique Bruner (B.K. and Monique Bruner) and Liam Leveto (parent Dr. Jess Leveto).

College Graduates are, so far; Eric Davis (Langston University) parents Corey and Sherie Davis, Danielle Collier (University of Missouri) parents Reggie and Courtney Collier, and one of our first CREED students, Demarius Newsome (Emory Law School) grandmother Rev. Berta Newsome-Jones.

Join us in congratulating these young people. We will send out graduation gifts all summer, so add names and parents fb pages as you learn of them. We will provide as many gifts as we can. If you want to help, you can donate for a general student or someone specific. We will get it to them. 

Congratulations graduates. So proud of all of you.


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