The Taleem Initiative vision is college graduation for all students. Our 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, formerly known as Mission: College Admission (MCA), aims to vastly increase the number of first-generation students who are successful in high school, college, and beyond. Our high-impact academic and mentoring programs are designed to instill in our students the confidence, knowledge, and skills needed to select, enter, and successfully graduate from a four-year college/university.

Our flagship program is a comprehensive summer academy, consisting of SAT preparation, college and financial aid application workshops, college tours, and motivational lectures from professionals. By the program’s end, the students show significant transformation: SAT scores increase 240 points on average, and 90% of the students show a commitment to attending a four-year college. This college preparation academy is now offered annually at cities in the Bay Area and in California’s Central Valley.

What’s New!

2017 Summer College Prep Application

Taleem (pronounced TAH-LEE-MH) is a word of Punjabi and Urdu origin meaning Education and Training, which aptly captures the mission of our organization.