MOSTe Partners with Lycoming College

MOSTe Partners with Lycoming College


MOSTE is excited to announce that we have entered into a partnership with Lycoming College. Lycoming’s President Trachte even signed his name with a MOSTE pen, confirming that the two organizations are now jointly committed to the success of their first-generation college students.

Two MOSTE girls have already enrolled as Lycoming freshmen in fall 2015. “Our goal is that they’re the first of many,” says MOSTE President Mary Forgione. “I’m thrilled that Lycoming understands our mission and wants to help us create a college-going culture among our students. What a great way to kick off MOSTE’s 30th anniversary year!”

Our Mission

The mission of MOSTE is to empower girls from underserved areas of Los Angeles County to become the next generation of college educated women. Our vision is to be an agent of positive change and successfully graduate all of our girls from 4-year colleges, preparing them for professional careers and positions of leadership within their communities. MOSTE recognizes the importance of offsetting the negative pressures that begin early in girls’ lives. From 7th grade through high school, MOSTE utilizes programs that combine personal growth with academic skill-building to create a “smart girl” culture, while firmly believing change happens at the individual level with one girl at a time.