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Youth Services

Client Services provides oversight and coordination of the Greater Steps Scholars. This is handled by our Youth Services Program Coordinator. The purpose of Greater Steps Scholars  is to provide scholarships to public housing residents owned or managed by INLIVIAN and individuals who reside in Housing Choice Voucher housing, who desire to continue their education beyond the secondary school level. The oldest program of its kind and a true model for the nation, Greater Steps Scholars is a ray of hope for young people with the desire, but not the funds, to attend college.

The Mission of the Greater Steps Scholars is to make certain that every child living in our public housing communities has both the opportunity and expectation of a college education. The goal of the Greater Steps Scholars is to create an endowment capable of sending up to 100 students each academic year to college in perpetuity. Growing an endowment to $5 million dollars would make this hope a reality.

985 scholarships have been distributed to INLIVIAN students to further their education.


College Access Program

  • The College Access Program encourages students and parents to make college planning and preparation a goal by providing resources, information and education to help foster student success in middle and high school as they prepare and plan for college and careers.
  • Services offered include life skills, college planning, college tours, career readiness workshops, and community program connections
  • Referral form

INLIVIAN Youth of the Month Awards

  • The INLIVIAN Youth of the Month Awards showcase two INLIVIAN youth in middle or high school students each month in recognition of outstanding achievement in academics, athletics, the arts, or overcoming significant adversity.
    The monthly winners receive a certificate and $50 award
    All nominated youth with a completed application will be recognized at the annual INLIVIAN Youth Awards.
    Guidelines and application forms

Guidelines & Additional Information

Download the Application

You can learn more about CORE by going to their website

Key Contacts

Jonathan Nettles
Youth Services Program Manager