|DHS College Prep Launch||We announced our new College Prep Project. The goal is to motivate and support high school seniors as they prepare to graduate high school and apply to postsecondary schools. Students received a Congratulations Letter, College Planning Checklist and learned about our webpage!|
|November 23, 2015||5 pm – 7 pm||CUNY Information Session||CUNY Welcome Center at 205 East 42nd Street, New York, NY||The Workshop covered:
|December 18, 2015||5 pm – 7 pm||Writing Workshop||Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY||This workshop was designed to assist and guide students with the process of writing college application essays.
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|February 5, 2016||5 pm – 8 pm||FAFSA Workshop||Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC Lab, 455 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY||Families had the opportunity to complete their FAFSA applications with the help of financial aid experts. FAFSA enables students to receive federal aid for postsecondary schooling; students who submit their FAFSA applications as early as possible have the highest chance of receiving generous financial aid packages.
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|March 25, 2016||5 pm – 7 pm||Financial Empowerment Workshop||DHS Headquarters, 33 Beaver Street, New York, NY||Workshop will incorporate information about loans, grants, scholarships, as well as the perils of attending for-profit colleges. Other topics that will be covered include internship and work opportunities before and during college.|
|April 29, 2016||College Readiness and Scholarship Informational Session||Attend our college readiness and scholarship informational session. Learn about scholarships, tools for budgeting, time management, and other available resources for students.|
|October 18, 2017||2 pm – 3 pm||College Readiness/Kickoff Workshop||What does it mean to be college ready? Come to our first event of the year, where we'll discuss what you can do now to make your application stronger.|
|October 22, 2017||11 am – 3 pm||Big Apple College Fair||In one afternoon, discover hundreds of the college options that are available to you.|
|November 14, 2017||4:30 pm – 7 pm||Essay Writing Workshop||College admissions essays can be daunting part of the application process. A team of mentors will be here to help you through them.|
|November 28, 2017||4:30 pm – 7 pm||FAFSA/Essay Writing II Workshop||Let us help demystify financial aid. Arrive with questions, leave with a completed application for federal aid.|
|December 2, 2017||11 am – 2 pm||Tour of Columbia University||Join us as we tour the beautiful campus of one of the most renowned universities in the country. Our tour will be facilitated by Bridge2Brilliance, a student group committed to making Columbia more accessible to students from low-income families.|
|January 24, 2018||4 pm – 6 pm||Garden of Dreams Scholarship Info Session and CPP's After the Application||Learn more about the Garden of Dreams Scholarship|