Helping Underserved Students Gain Access to and Succeed in College

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Event Date/Time: Apr 28, 2010 End Date/Time: Apr 28, 2010
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Helping Underserved Students Gain Access to and Succeed in College Wednesday, April 28th, 1:00-2:30pm EDT online webinar Host: Innovative Educators NOTE: Payment is not required prior to event date (choose check by mail or PO as payment method when registering). The recording is always included and is accessible for one full year. Overview College For Every Student (CFES) will lead a discussion on how to tackle the greatest issue facing our country today: helping underserved youth get to our colleges and to be successful there. CFES is a national leader in facing this challenge. By utilizing three core practices - Peer Mentoring, Leadership through Service, and Pathways to College - CFES has helped numerous students get to and succeed in college. Over the last four years, 95% of CFES high school seniors (more than 3,500) have gone on to college. What are the specific challenges we need to address? How can we work with students and educators at all levels (K-16)? How can we ensure that our students succeed once they get to college? Join us to learn the answers to these questions and more. Participants will learn how to help low-income students move toward college success. Specifically, participants will: * Understand the problems and needs of low-income students * Identify the challenges we need to address * Learn how to work with students and educators at all levels (K-16) * Learn specific strategies their institutions can implement to ensure that students not just get to college but thrive once they get there Who should attend? * Education professionals * College admissions representatives * K-16 educators Who are the speakers? Dr. Herbert F. Rick Dalton, Jr., President & CEO, CFES. For the past 18 years, Rick Dalton has worked to make CFES a national leader in helping underserved students gain access to college and be successful there. His doctoral work at Harvard on the connection between organizational behavior and educational opportunity laid the foundation for CFES. While Director of Enrollment Planning at Middlebury College, Rick created a partnership with DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx that led to the creation of 120 school-college partnerships. Contact: dalton@collegefes.org David G. Erdmann, Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid, Rollins College David brings 30 years of admissions and financial aid experience to the task of helping underserved students succeed in college. David was the architect of the National College Counseling Project, a three-year study supported by the National Association of College Admissions Counselors that identified how exemplary practices can help low-income children get to college. His understanding of access and retention are based not only on day-to-day implementation but on research and evaluation. Learn specific strategies your institution can implement to ensure that students not just get to college but thrive once they get there. Learn to identify the problems eeds of low-income students & how to ensure their success. Enquiries: pam@ieinfo.org

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