Getting students to and through college.

Get Involved

Want to help change a life? Our students need committed people like you who care about their success. Take a moment to learn about the different ways you can get involved.
“Higher Edge restores hope and belief that everyone looking to go to college can reach their goals.”
– Genesis, Connecticut College ’19
Volunteering at Higher Edge is one of the most worthwhile things I have ever done.” - Andrew H.

“Volunteering at Higher Edge is one of the most worthwhile things I have ever done.”
– Andrew H.


FACT: For every dollar invested in Higher Edge, our students receive $5 in institutional aid, grants, and scholarships.



  • Interview students
  • Read essays
  • Help students hit “submit”
  • Coach families through the FAFSA



A special thank you to our Caps & Gowns Event Sponsors



We’ve joined forces with a number of organizations that have formally decided to invest in the young people of New London and Windham. Become one of them.”

New London Public Schools
Windham Public Schools
Grasso Technical High School
Windham Technical High School
Eastern CT State University
University of Connecticut
Connecticut College – OCP
Church of the City
Miracle Temple Church
FRESH New London


Below is a list of the funders who help make our work possible:

  • AT&T Community Giving
  • Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation
  • Bank of America Charitable Giving
  • Barrett Family Foundation
  • Dime Bank Foundation
  • Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT Foundation
  • Charter Oak Community Giving Program
  • Chelsea Groton Foundation
  • Community Foundation of Eastern CT
  • David E. Retik and Christopher D. Mello Foundation
  • Deupree Family Foundation
  • Dominion
  • Doreen & Larry Heller Fund
  • Edward & Mary Lord Foundation
  • Frank Loomis Palmer Fund
  • George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation
  • Henry E. Niles Foundation
  • Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation
  • James P. & Mary E. Shea Perpetual Trust
  • Liberty Bank Foundation
  • Miracle Temple Church
  • New London Water Authority
  • NL Community Development Block Grant
  • Peoples United Community Foundation
  • Pfizer Charitable Giving
  • Savings Institute Financial Group
  • SBM Charitable Foundation
  • United Way of Southeastern CT