Paying for College: Lessons Learned

Students and families have the opportunity to hear directly from current college students and their parents/guardians about how they are paying for college and the steps they took to learn about the many options. Both students and families will learn how they can begin preparing for and managing college expenses. Monicha Boyd is from South Central Los Angeles. A single mother of one son, Curtis L. Simpson III, aka “CJ.” Monicha is very involved in […]

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Alliance 2019 Breakout Session Presented by: Ifeoma Amah, Ph.D., Director of Peer Learning, UCLA; Jonli Tunstall, Ph.D., Director of the VIP Scholars Program and Summer Programs, UCLA; Ashley Williams, M.Ed.; Assistant Director of the VIP Scholars Program, UCLA; Markeith Royster, Ed.D., Community Director, UCLA Educators and programs alike are challenged with developing strategies that prepare African American students in California to not only become college-ready, but also prepare them for college success. Increasing African American College Access […]

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Alliance 2019 Breakout Session Join Cal-SOAP Los Angeles to learn how high school students can begin preparing to fulfill their post-secondary goals. They will discuss financial aid opportunities, as well as explore college resources available to first generation students. A panel of current college students will discuss their experiences navigating higher education. This breakout session will take place on November 21, 2019 at the Alliance Summit & Excellence In Parent Engagement Awards at the Millennium Biltmore in […]

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  Alliance 2019 Breakout Session Presented by: Dr. Mayra A. Lara, Senior Practice Associate, The Education Trust – West; and Mark LeNoir, Assistant Superintendent, Val Verde Unified School District  Less than half of California twelfth grade students and only 39 percent of low-income students graduate having completed the courses required for admission to a UC or CSU. Additionally, 4 out of 10 Latinx, Black, and Pacific Islander 3 out of 10 Native American 1 in 10 […]

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