The Hill Family Center for College Access at Rutgers University–Camden seeks to create a more robust college-going culture in the city of Camden and the region by providing the support and guidance needed to students and their families to ensure access to and preparation for success in post-secondary education.
Hill Family Center for College Access
Pre-College Source for Families
The Hill Center strives to be the go-to source of pre-college assistance and information for local students, families, and schools.
The Hill Center provides college preparation workshops in high schools and on campus for students in grades 11 and 12, students we call Strivers. Trained undergraduate and graduate students serve as Ambassadors, assisting the Strivers and their families in understanding higher education options, exploring career and academic interests, and securing secure financial aid through scholarships and FAFSA completion.
One-on-one support and mentoring is provided to Strivers in completing personal statements, building resumes, securing recommendations, and managing deadlines. Strivers can participate in college visits, SAT preparation courses, and tutoring.
Since opening in 2011, the Hill Center has served more than 1,000 Strivers in and around the city of Camden.
For younger students, the Hill Center offers workshops to students in grades 6–10 to build early college awareness using the Sallie Mae Kids2College curriculum and provides on-campus tours at Rutgers–Camden to expose students to college life.
College Access Services
Post-Secondary Education Advising
We assist students and their families in making thoughtful decisions regarding post-secondary education. The staff of the Hill Family Center serve as guides to students and families about the range of post-secondary options available based on the interests of the student. We will never make a decision for you; we will help you come to a comfortable decision about next steps.
College Pathway Sessions
We provide hands-on workshops engaging students in real life scenarios to educate and prepare them for post-secondary opportunities and challenges to assist students in understanding how to make the best decisions.
We provide group and one-on-one tutoring for students who seek assistance with homework, papers, projects, and presentations.
Parents and legal guardians are strongly encouraged to come to the Hill Family Center and be active participants in the post-secondary transition process of their child.
The Hill Family Center is located in the lower level of the Paul Robeson Library on the campus of Rutgers University–Camden.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Paul Robeson Library
300 North Fourth Street
Camden, NJ 08102
The Hill Family Center for College Access was founded through the generosity of twin brothers Washington and George Hill, who grew up in Camden and graduated from Rutgers University–Camden.
Washington Hill is an internationally recognized expert in high-risk maternal-fetal medicine. After earning his M.D. from Temple University, he served as a medical officer in the U.S. Army before launching his private practice. He served as the 65th president of the Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious associations in that field.
George Hill is a scholar whose molecular and biochemical research has advanced biomedical science worldwide. He earned his M.S. degree from Howard University and his Ph.D. from New York University, and was an NIH postdoctoral fellow at Cambridge University. He also was elected a fellow to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Microbiology.
Both brothers are members of the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a Rutgers graduate