Dr. Crawford Is a Double Dad

Raising three boys under age 11 at home is challenging enough for Dr. Simon Crawford and his wife, Tracy. Crawford embraces that challenge and also takes on being “Dad” to 50 students at NorthBridge College Success Program. Dr. Crawford is a role model Dad both at home and at work. During weekdays he teaches, mentors…

Read More →

Mentoring Works No Matter Your Age or Position

See how mentors have helped some of the Valley’s nonprofit leaders be better professionals and stewards of their organizaitons. Feedback: March 2017

Three Reasons for Students With Learning Disabilities to Consider Online College Classes

  The pursuit of a college degree is meant to be an exciting journey full of learning, exploring, socializing, and preparing for the future. Unfortunately, this is not always the reality, especially for individuals with learning disabilities. Connor (2012) points out that the transition to a postsecondary education environment “can make students with disabilities feel…

Read More →

Top Five Predictors for Student Success

How will we know if a student will be successful? In a recent article written by Tim Elmore, he outlined the “5 Greatest Predictors of Student Success”. In the past, our society has looked to the numbers associated with student intelligence – test scores, grade point averages, class rank, IQ, etc – to predict a…

Read More →

3D Success Tools Support NorthBridge Students to Achieve Their Goals

What are the 3D Success Tools and how do they support NorthBridge students? The 3D Success Tools are designed to empower students to manage their time, energy and emotions so they can achieve their goals and experience success. Students are introduced to the tools by their Life Coach. They gain an understanding of the tools…

Read More →

Suggested Apps for College Students

Often times, while tutoring, one of the biggest obstacles I face is helping students organize their assignments and prioritize tasks. I always recommend that students use Google Calendar, but there are some students who don’t find it to be the best option for them. There are hundreds of apps, so I am always looking for…

Read More →

What’s the Difference Between Knowing Something and Understanding it?

The other week I had multiple meetings where I spoke to a large group of people, several small groups and had numerous one on one conversations. At each encounter, I explained that 1 in 5 youth in Metro Phoenix are unengaged, and that the organization I lead conversely keeps youth engaged.  I thought I spoke…

Read More →

Kaela’s Story

Hi everyone, my name is Kaela and I’m a 22 year old student at Scottsdale Community College.  When I’m not at school, I’m slaving away as a barista at Starbucks.  I’m a Zumba enthusiast who is an aspiring Zumba instructor.  I’m a devoted One Direction fan and the Phoenix Suns are my team.  Oh, and…

Read More →

ACF makes significant investment in NorthBridge

A dozen students at Glendale Community College and another 12 at Paradise Valley Community College will receive personalized mentoring through the NorthBridge College Success Program.

NorthBridge Student Spotlight

Achieving Academic Success with a Learning Difference: Four Tips From a Recent Grad

The transition to postsecondary education can be challenging for any student. However, individuals with learning differences can experience even greater struggles. Recent ASU graduate and former NorthBridge student, Emily Reynolds, proves that with the right resources and support, any student can achieve their education goals. Students with learning differences often have difficulty with executive functioning…

Read More →

Back to Top