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Get Help with College Planning!

Thinking about college?  Struggling to decide on a major or save for tuition?  These two upcoming programs are designed to help!

College Planning Workshop
When: March 13, 7-8:30pm
Where: Large Meeting Room, 6960 W. Oakton, Niles

Get help picking a college that will give the best financial aid package, learn what steps to take to ensure the best prospects for admission and maximum financial aid and pick up key strategies for paying for college even when you don’t qualify for financial aid.

Career Vision Start Early – Start Smart When: March 20, 7-8pm
Where: Meeting Room B, 6960 W. Oakton, Niles

Learn what you need to know about making good academic and career choices before choosing a college. Find out why early career planning is important and four great steps for making college major and career decisions. Career Vision is part of a not-for-profit foundation.

Financial Aid for College
December 4, 2009, 2:29 pm
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Thinking about college but aren’t sure how to pay for it? Learn about Financial Aid options at our workshop on December 10!  A representative from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will explain the financial aid application process and tell you about available government grants.

When: Thursday, Dec. 10 @ 7:00pm
Where: Meeting Room A, 6960 W. Oakton Niles, IL

Learn more about the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Their website is designed to help you plan your future, no matter your age now.

Wanted: Black Male Teachers

 Black Male TeacherDo you know any African American males who are seniors in high school who want to go to college out of state for FREE?  Several Black Colleges are looking for future black male teachers and will send them to school for 4 years.

The ‘Call Me MISTER’  program is an effort to address the critical shortage of African American male teachers particularly among South Carolina ‘s lowest performing public schools.  Program participants are selected from among under-served, socio-economically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk communities.

The program is a collaboration between Clemson University and four historically black colleges in South Carolina: Benedict College, Claflin University, Morris College, and South Carolina State University.

The project provides:

-Tuition for admitted students pursuing approved programs of study at participating colleges.

-An academic support system to help assure their success.

-A cohort system for social and cultural support.

Visit: for more details.

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