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Media Advisory

Bilingual College Workshop: 'A College Education Is Within Your Reach'
January 22, 2013
For Immediate Release
CONTACT:
Office of Communications
301-952-6001
Bilingual Workshop
WHO:
Prince George’s County Public Schools International Student Counseling Office University of Maryland, College Park
WHAT:
Bilingual College Workshop in Spanish and English:
Estudios Universitarios a su Alcance – A College Education Is Within Your Reach
WHEN:
Saturday, February 2 • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE:
University of Maryland, College Park • Adele H. Stamp Student Union Campus Drive and Union Lane, College Park
BACKGROUND:

The Prince George’s County Public Schools International Student Counseling Office is collaborating with the University of Maryland to host a free college workshop in Spanish for students in Grades 6-12 and their parents.

The program will include the following grade-level workshops facilitated by counselors:
  • Grade 12 How to finance your college education and information about the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Grades 10 and 11 How to apply for college and how to get financial aid
  • Grade 9 How to succeed in high school and prepare for college
  • Grades 6, 7, and 8 Early preparation for your college dream


Dr. Alvin Crawley, Interim Superintendent for Prince George’s County Public Schools, will welcome families and discuss ways that families can support their children on a path to being college and career ready. Gloria Aparicio Blackwell, Director of Community Engagement for the University of Maryland, will deliver the keynote address. The event will include a fair with bilingual representatives from area colleges, universities, and community organizations. Workshop participants can also tour the University of Maryland, College Park campus.

The workshop is geared towards Latino students and their families in Grades 6-12, but it is open to all families in Prince George’s County. For more information, call 301-445-8460 or visit www.pgcps.org.

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About PGCPS: Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is one on the nation’s 25 largest school districts, with 208 schools and centers, more than 127,000 students, and nearly 22,800 employees. With an annual budget of $1.79 billion, the district serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban, and rural communities. PGCPS offers a wide variety of innovative academic programs, including language immersion, high school career academies, and dual enrollment. Its location just outside of Washington, D.C. enables the district to partner with higher education and local and national agencies and businesses to provide unique learning opportunities for students.