Sacramento Cal-SOAP Consortium


The Sacramento Cal-SOAP Consortium is one of 15 projects of the California Student Opportunity Access Program, administered statewide by the California Student Aid Commission.

The Sacramento Cal-SOAP directly serves students in 55 elementary, middle, and high schools throughout Sacramento County. The project provides tutoring services to students in nearly 75 AVID classes and delivers a college and financial aid advising program to approximately 5,500 students in 9 high schools.​


The Sacramento Consortium operates with the support of these partner organizations:


In 1986, Francie Tidey founded College Horizons—a nonprofit organization that addresses the challenging national problem of low college attendance among students with limited income and opportunities. Through classroom presentations and individual counseling, College Horizons helps students in Sacramento-area high schools gain admission and financial aid to two-year and four-year public and private institutions throughout the country.

In 1996, the California Student Aid Commission awarded College Horizons a state grant to become one of seventeen Cal-SOAP projects. College Horizons maintains its status as a nonprofit organization to help fund scholarships. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.