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  • Double Discovery Center
    Search Notifications and Schedules A College Exploration B Constructing a Well Rounded Application C CUNY SUNY D The Common Application E Paying For College F Quick Links G Scholarships and Resources For Alumni Our Formula for Success The Double Discovery Center at Columbia College works with low income and first generation college bound Manhattan area youth from ages 12 27 to ensure high school graduation college enrollment and completion and responsible adulthood Donate to DDC Visit our special website in honor of Double Discovery s 50th year DDC Recent News 16 February 2015 3 44pm Double Discovery to hold dinner reunion cruise on Friday July 31 at 7 p m On Friday July 31 2015 we invite you to celebrate 50 YEARS of Double Discovery We set sail on the Spirit of New York for a dinner cruise at 7 p m along the Hudson River and see Lower Manhattan More DDC News 15 May 2015 4 09pm Macquarie Group Sponsors DDC s Spring 2015 College Tour 6 May 2015 6 00pm Columbia Journalism Students volunteered as writing coaches to DDC juniors 4 May 2015 4 13pm DDC students experienced a day in the life of an undergraduate 24 April

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  • About Us | Double Discovery Center
    Exploration B Constructing a Well Rounded Application C CUNY SUNY D The Common Application E Paying For College F Quick Links G Scholarships and Resources For Alumni About Us History and Mission Founded in 1965 by Columbia undergraduates to address the glaring disparities between the local Ivy League institution they attended and the underserved and underperforming schools in the community around them the program set forth with a simple mission of Double Discovery to improve local schools by exposing students to the rigor of Columbia and engage Columbia students with the neighborhood Center Statistics Annually 90 of high school seniors participating in Double Discovery graduate from high school on time and enter college the following fall semester This surpasses city state and national outcomes for low income first generation college and minority students Contact Location The Columbia University campus is accessible by train 1 or 9 to 116th Street and Broadway or bus M4 M60 or M104 to 116th Street and Broadway or M11 to 116th Street and Amsterdam Protection of Minors Columbia University is committed to promoting a safe environment for minors who participate in our programs and activities We have taken a number of important steps to establish

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  • History and Mission | Double Discovery Center
    and the motivation to learn Surround students with accomplished people who model positive values and integrity Our Mission The mission of the Double Discovery Center at Columbia University is to increase high school graduation college enrollment and completion of low income and first generation college bound youth from low performing schools in Northern Manhattan Founded in 1965 by Columbia undergraduates to address the glaring disparities between the local Ivy League institution they attended and the underserved and underperforming schools in the community around them the program set forth with a simple mission of Double Discovery to improve local schools by exposing students to the rigor of Columbia and engage Columbia students with the neighborhood Now enters its 50th year the Double Discovery Center has flourished making college access a reality for more than 15 000 alumni By providing services such as one to one advising workshops homework help tutoring academic classes internships college trips and special events ranging from career days to science labs DDC s students are showing great results Annually 90 percent of DDC high school seniors graduate from high school on time and enter college the following fall semester far surpassing city state and national outcomes for low income first generation college and minority students DDC s commitment to expand access to higher education for underserved youth to bridge the social boundaries of class and race and to solidify the role of Columbia University as a leader of college community alliances is stronger than ever Using the intellectual rigor of an elite university DDC continues to foster a culture of achievement instilling the skills confidence and hope needed for first generation college bound students to pursue their highest aspirations complete their education and become productive members of our larger shared communities Administration Double Discovery Center is a

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  • Center Statistics | Double Discovery Center
    Information Application Volunteer for DDC 2014 Double Discovery Volunteer Guide Resources for Tutors Support DDC Articles For Students DDC Upward Bound and Talent Search Notifications and Schedules A College Exploration B Constructing a Well Rounded Application C CUNY SUNY D The Common Application E Paying For College F Quick Links G Scholarships and Resources For Alumni Center Statistics Annually over 90 of high school seniors participating in Double Discovery graduate from high school on time and enter college the following fall semester This surpasses city state and national outcomes for low income first generation college and minority students A 2012 evaluation measuring DDC student outcomes against comparison peer groups found No DDC student dropped out of school compared to a 12 NYC dropout rate Over 90 of our seniors graduated in 4 years while NYC public high schools have a 66 graduation rate When surveyed students cited doing better in school and helping them decid e what to do with their lives as the most important ways Double Discovery helped them to accomplish their goals About Us History and Mission Center Statistics DDC News DDC In The Media DDC Staff DDC Board of Friends Contact Location Protection of Minors Employment

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  • DDC News | Double Discovery Center
    Notifications and Schedules A College Exploration B Constructing a Well Rounded Application C CUNY SUNY D The Common Application E Paying For College F Quick Links G Scholarships and Resources For Alumni DDC News 15 May 2015 4 09pm Macquarie Group Sponsors DDC s Spring 2015 College Tour 6 May 2015 6 00pm Columbia Journalism Students volunteered as writing coaches to DDC juniors 4 May 2015 4 13pm DDC students experienced a day in the life of an undergraduate 24 April 2015 7 56pm Morgan Stanley s Tech Data Team met with DDC students 23 April 2015 12 53pm Upward Bound mini reunion on Friday April 24 rescheduled New date TBA 15 April 2015 12 23pm 12 Time Emmy Award winning journalist named DDC s graduation speaker 2 April 2015 6 43pm Viewing and Funeral Arrangements for Nicholas Figueroa DDC 10 31 March 2015 7 31pm Double Discovery alumus killed in East Village explosion 25 March 2015 12 52pm DDC To Hold Transition To College Workshop for Seniors 25 March 2015 9 58am Career Beginnings and Talent Search Mini Reunion on Friday March 27 Postponed New date TBA Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 next last About

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  • DDC In The News | Double Discovery Center
    College F Quick Links G Scholarships and Resources For Alumni DDC In The News Columbia Professor writes article on teaching DDC students for Inside Higher Ed 13 January 2015 Professor Tamara Mann who teaches DDC students in the Freedom and Citizenship course wrote an essay for Inside Higher Ed on her experience working with our students The class is a joint partnership with Columbia College s Center for American Studies During the summer 30 rising seniors live on campus and analyze the writings of great thinkers such as Plato Locke Hobbes Jefferson and King In the fall semester participants research a contemporary issue Previous classes have examined The Dream Act Prison Reform and The Voting Rights Act The syllabus is based on the curriculum studied by all Columbia College students Read this story DDC Program with Columbia College featured in New York Times Op Ed Column 5 August 2014 DDC s yearlong Freedom and Citizenship course in partnership with Columbia College s Center for American Studies was the topic of a New York Times op ed column Read this story DDC and Columbia College graduate profiled by College s Alumni Association 5 August 2014 Double Discovery and Columbia College graduate

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  • DDC Staff | Double Discovery Center
    B Constructing a Well Rounded Application C CUNY SUNY D The Common Application E Paying For College F Quick Links G Scholarships and Resources For Alumni DDC Staff Joseph Ayala Executive Director Administration TS and UB Linda Gilbert Business Manager Lisa Herndon Assistant Director of Development Luisa Cruz Medina Admissions Coordinator Upward Bound Laura Chavez Assistant Director Ekua Ewool Counselor Juan Kanagui Counselor Talent Search Program Verushka Gray Assistant Director

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  • DDC Board of Friends | Double Discovery Center
    and Schedules A College Exploration B Constructing a Well Rounded Application C CUNY SUNY D The Common Application E Paying For College F Quick Links G Scholarships and Resources For Alumni DDC Board of Friends Officers Constantine S Dimas Chairperson Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer Loews Hotels Graydon L Barz Vice President Canepa U S Joseph Ayala President Executive Director Double Discovery Center Members Marcel Agüeros Ph D Assistant Professor Columbia University Dominick S Boyce Business Director Harlem Hospital Columbia University Satrina W Boyce Director Global Marketing Procurement Mondelez International Inc Lisette Camilo Esq Director Mayor s Office of Contract Services Martha Herman Ph D Clinical Psychologist The League Treatment Center Nadine C Johnson Esq Attorney NYS Criminal Court Peter V Johnson Director of Admissions Columbia College Abner Larrieux President CEO A L Consulting Inc Roger Lehecka President R R Education Consultants Elba Iris Marrero Learning Specialist Hunter College Elementary School Roosevelt Montás Ph D Associate Dean and Professor Columbia College Sara Murov Vice President of Public Relations Loews Hotels Helen Stambler Neuberger Chairwoman Neuberger Museum of Art Daniel E O Brien Director of Allocation Citigroup Steven J Ross Principal Risk Masters Inc Gerald Sherwin Marketing Consultant Retired

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