Hundreds of students and nearly 30 colleges and universities participated last week in the second-annual college fair hosted by Catholic Charities’ Alianza Division in collaboration with the High School for Media and Communications.
The event, held on the School for Media and Communications’ campus in Washington Heights, promoted Catholic Charities’ Alianza Division’s mission to help children, youth and families break the cycle of poverty and fulfill their potential as members of the global community.
The college fair was important, said Elizabeth Payero, Program Coordinator for the Division’s High School for Media and Communications, because it gave students throughout the campus the opportunity to gather information needed to make informed decisions about which schools they should focus on and where they should apply.
Representatives from numerous colleges – including Ivy League schools such as Harvard – along with CUNY’s, SUNY’s, UConn, the University of Bridgeport and private universities attended the fair.
Many students applied at the fair for coveted college positions. The College of St. Rose accepted seven students on the spot.
“Participating in the college fair allowed me to open my mind to new dreams,” said high school junior Lisandy Rodriguez.