Helping Students Pursue Their College & Career Aspirations

Monthly Archives: August 2011

Turner Chapel AME 2011 College Fair

Over 2,000 parents and students took advantage of the unique opportunity provided by the Turner Chapel AME 2011 College Fair. Colleges from the Ivy League, HBCUs, the U.S. Military Service Academies, and local Community Colleges were represented. Students and parents … Continue reading

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Pick a Box!

The Common Core State Standards Initiative is an important effort to move states in the direction of developing a common curriculum and shared expectations in what students should learn, know, and be able to do. The initiative states: “Building on … Continue reading

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The importance of low-income students making the right college choice

The Education Trust Report, “Priced Out: How the Wrong Financial-Aid Policies Hurt Low-Income Students,” reveals how important college choices are for low-income students, and unfortunately, how those choices vary by state. The report focuses on how much it costs low-income … Continue reading

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Helping Low Income Students Enter College

We have long known of the huge gap between low and upper income students, commonly referred to as the  “college-knowledge gap.” Not only must low income prepare themselves academically for college, they must navigate the college admissions maize with little … Continue reading

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Scholarships for Sophomores

This listing of Scholarships for Sophomores provides high school students with an opportunity to get a jumpstart on acquiring college scholarships. Download Scholarship Listing for Sophomores  

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Top Scholarships for Black Students

The scholarships listed on this page will be updated from time to time as more scholarship opportunities are identified. If you are aware of scholarship opportunities, please email info@accessandequity.org and place “Scholarships for Black Students” in the subject line. A … Continue reading

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Reality Check!

The Wednesday, August 17 2011 edition of the Chicago Sun Times headline reads, “Illinois ACT scores: 3 in 4 NOT READY FOR COLLEGE.” However, the folk in Illinois may take some consolation in the fact that the same is true … Continue reading

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Backwards Mapping

I have long proposed the concept of “Backwards Mapping”—or starting with a future goal and working backwards. For example, students with a future career goal should be working backwards by identifying the level of education and type of training needed … Continue reading

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It Happened to Them

Marilyn Anderson Rhames, a science teacher at a charter school in Chicago, Il, shares extraordinary insight in her blog about how teachers oftentimes view their schools and the children whom they teach. “I stumbled in onto life-changing conversation in the … Continue reading

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