Matriculate is a national nonprofit organization that connects high-achieving, low-income juniors and seniors to highly-trained undergraduate advisors—completely virtually—empowering students to attend colleges where they will thrive.

Our Mission

Matriculate’s mission is to empower high-achieving high school students from low-income backgrounds to make the leap to our nation’s top colleges.
Our vision is that one day all high-achieving, low-income high school students in America will have access to colleges where they will thrive, giving them a unique opportunity to change the trajectory of their own lives and the lives of their families.


Student-Centered Mindset: We serve as allies with our students to help them access opportunities they have earned to build a more just and equitable country. All our work advances our mission, and in all our work we hold a student-centered mindset.

Valuing and Supporting the Team: We value and support our team and their well-being both in and out of work. We work hard and make time for levity and celebration. We actively make choices that promote flexibility and to give team members the space to structure their time and maintain long-term sustainability.

Commitment to be a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Organization: We are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization. Staff, Advising Fellows, and High School Fellows shape and inform a culture that invites differing perspectives and ongoing dialogue to inform the way we interact together, our practices, and policies.

Continuous Learning: We embrace a mindset of continuous learning and recognize failure as a part of learning. We regularly give and receive feedback and are accountable for both its intent and impact.

Ownership: We are all owners, accountable for our collective success and impact. We proactively identify problems, ask for what we need to be successful, and propose solutions. We communicate directly, respectfully, and with humility.