The College Scholarship Leadership Access Program (CSLAP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Pharr-San Juan-Alamo (PSJA) North High School alumnus Thomas Ray Garcia.
CSLAP hosts workshops and provides personalized mentorship for high school students applying to college. Based in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) in South Texas, CSLAP offers free services for local students while also offering one-on-one mentoring sessions nationally through digital media.
From 2013-2017, we hosted summer institutes for rising seniors at PSJA ISD. We raised awareness about applying to college through workshops and seminars, provided student mentorship through year-long communication, and served as a support system for graduating seniors. Our curriculum served as the basis for PSJA's "University Scholars Enrichment Course."
In 2018, we initiated a new operating model which allows alumni from all RGV school districts to host their own college access events throughout the year. In 2019, we became an incorporated nonprofit organization in the state of Texas.
We are actively seeking to host events at school districts and recruiting new mentors. If you are a high school counselor or administrator, please contact us. If you are interested in hosting your own event by becoming a mentor, fill out our interest form.