In 2005 the ReachOut program was created within the office of Center for Advising & Student Achievement (CASA) and was eventually moved to the Access Center in 2007. ReachOut allows CSU students to engage in service-learning opportunities to provide activities and workshops on post-secondary preparation for historically underserved secondary students. Mirroring the goals of the ReachOut program, several CSU students came together to create the Dream Project in 2009. This student run program partners CSU students with first-generation and low-income students in Fort Collins area high schools to assist in the college admissions process (including SAT prep, applications, writing essays, applying for financial aid, and finding scholarships).
The Alliance Partnership joined the Access Center in 2009 and was founded my Mary Ontiveros, Vice President for Diversity in 2007. This program brings together students, families, high school personnel and the CSU community to envision education beyond high school. There are ten Alliance high schools throughout Colorado that benefit from this program. All students attending the ten Alliance high schools are automatically participants of the Alliance Partnership Program.
Recently, in 2014, the Access Center transitioned the LDZ (Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session) program from Admissions to join the efforts of postsecondary education attainment for all students. Sponsored for the National Hispanic Institute, LDZ gives high achieving high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to participate in mock legislative sessions and judicial hearings and to improve on their public speaking and organizational management skills.