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In Celebration of
Joshua P. Darden

~ And His Enduring Legacy ~
Changed Lives | Changed Families | Changed Communities
Because College Changes EVERYTHING


In 1988 Joshua P. Darden , Jr. co-founded, with Frank Batten, Sr., ACCESS College Foundation with the mission to provide a path for students, who may not have the opportunity, to attend and complete college. Over the past 25+ years, ACCESS College Foundation has helped over

40,000 students achieve their higher education goals.

ACCESS College Foundation will greatly miss Josh.

His legacy endures as ACCESS Scholars graduate from college to become the community leaders of tomorrow, sowing and investing into the generations to come. His leadership, generosity, vision and tenacious commitment to better the lives of others has greatly impacted,

and will continue to affect, all of us in South Hampton Roads.

Thank You Josh


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ACCESS Received Top Rating from Charity Navigator

The ACCESS College Foundation has been awarded a four star rating by Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities within the United States. This is a prestigious honor that reflects the dedication and commitment that ACCESS College Foundation has demonstrated to the community which it serves. To learn more about the rating and ACCESS College Foundation, please click here.


To learn about the ACCESS College Foundation, click here to watch this informational video.

ACCESS College Foundation
7300 Newport Avenue, Suite 500
Norfolk, Virginia 23505
Phone (757) 962-6113
Fax (757) 962-7314 Email:

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