Interns, parents and program partners celebrating at the End of Internship Dinner.


Alumni Success Programs

The Alumni Success Program connects UA alumni to the resources they need to complete college and build successful careers. Our vision is to be the most successful high school alumni support program in the country based on six-year alumni college graduation rates.

UA seniors help stuff care packages for UA alumni in college.
Three students in the class of 2019 were accepted to Ivy League colleges!

College Persistence


University Academy Foundation offers UA alums College Incentive Program rewards of $500–$750 per semester for up to six years post-high school graduation based on certain benchmarks as they pursue higher education.

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Care Packages

Each semester before finals, University Academy Foundation sends care packages to our alumni in college to offer encouragement and to show support.

Campus Visits

University Academy Foundation regularly visits UA alums at their college campuses throughout the academic year to reconnect and to continue to build the network.

Support and Coaching

Alumni Success Program staff members are available 24–7 to respond to the needs of UA alumni. Our staff offer counseling and support and start working regularly with UA students before they graduate from high school. The strong relationships our program staff foster with UA students before they graduate make the difference when those same students become UA alumni working toward college and career goals.

UA alumni/interns at the 2019 Summer Internship Bootcamp
Interns at the 2019 Summer Internship Bootcamp

Career Acceleration

Summer Internship Program

Friends of UA’s summer internship program connects UA alumni currently enrolled in college with meaningful summer internships. These summer internships are essential experiences for college students to achieve their career goals upon graduation. See our Career Acceleration page on this website for more information on this program.

Career Services for Alumni

Friends of UA provides personalized career coaching and application services for every UA alum, regardless of where they are in their education or career journey. We offer assistance with:

  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Interview preparation and practice
  • LinkedIn profile creation
  • Networking
  • Job search guidance

Success by the numbers.


care packages sent to UA alums persisting through college (2016-17) institutions (2016).


served through Friends of UA programs


more UA alums are graduating college than students of the same income quartile, nationally (all classes from 2004-11 at least 6 years out of high school)