McDonald's to Host Free Bilingual College Workshop in Gwinnett
McDonald’s is joining the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) for the sixth consecutive year to present five HSFSteps for SuccessCollege Workshops sponsored by McDonald’s on Saturdays at high schools across the country. The free bilingual college workshops featuring education experts are designed to provide students and parents with essential information on how to navigate the college application process.
The local HSF Steps for Success College Workshop sponsored by McDonald’s will be held from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 27 at Duluth High School and is open to parents and students in grades 9 – 12. The day’s activities will include seminars on the college application process, applying for financial aid, and college scholarships. The day will conclude with a college fair featuring community colleges and four-year universities.
“We understand how challenging the college application process can be and we want students and parents to know we are here to help,” said Vivian DeJesus, Atlanta area McDonald’s owner/operator. “These workshops offer the tools and information that families need to make that college dream a reality, and are a great way for students and their parents to become aware of all the available resources out there for them.”
The workshop will introduce students and parents to scholarship programs, such as RMHC®/HACER®, a program of Ronald McDonald House Charities® and its local U.S. Chapters. Launched in 1985, RMHC/HACER is one of the largest educational scholarship programs in the country, having provided more than $22 million in scholarships since its inception. In the latest expansion of the program, four RMHC/HACER national scholarships of $100,000 each were established to be awarded to deserving high school graduates. This is the fifth consecutive year that the RMHC/HACER national scholarships are awarded.
“Many of these children will be the first in their families to go to college,” said Frank D. Alvarez, President and CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. “We want to provide parents and students with the essential tools to help guide them through the college admission process. Our goal is that at least one person in every Latino household has a college degree, because once there is a college grad in the house, others in the family realize they too can pursue and earn a college education.”
More information regarding RMHC/HACER and the McDonald’s Steps For Success College Workshops can be found on www.MeEncanta.com.
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Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. Through its global network of local Chapters in 57 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House®, Ronald McDonald Family Room® and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, and millions of dollars in grants to support children's programs worldwide, RMHC provides stability and resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. All RMHC-supported programs provide a bridge to quality health care and give children and families the time they need together to heal faster and cope better. For more information, visit www.rmhc.org, follow RMHC on Twitter (@RMHC), or like RMHC on Facebook (Facebook.com/RMHC Global).
About the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund believes that the country prospers when all Americans have access to the opportunities a college education can afford. As the nation’s leading Hispanic higher education fund, HSF works to address the barriers that keep many Latinos from earning a college degree. HSF has awarded over $360 million in scholarships over the past 37 years and has supported a broad range of outreach and education programs to help students and their families navigate collegiate life, from gaining admission and securing financial aid to finding employment after graduation. HSF envisions a future where every Latino household will have at least one college graduate, creating an enduring impact on the college outlook of Latino families nationwide, and strengthening the American economy for generations to come. For more information about the Hispanic Scholarship Fund please visit: www.HSF.net.