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Contact: Linda Wallace, 215-751-8082, liswallace@ccp.edu


WHAT: 57 million Latinos reside in the US, and their educational attainment has changed rapidly. Over the past decade the Latino high school dropout rate has dropped dramatically, while ushering in an increase in college enrollment. 35% of Latinos ages 18 to 24 are enrolled in two or four year colleges, and Community College of Philadelphia is helping to keep the rate rising.

The College is preparing the workforce of tomorrow as it hosts its second annual Latino College Day— inviting prospective students an opportunity to speak with College staff, students, and representatives from various local Latino community organizations from across the City. The event includes bilingual presentations and programs geared towards the College’s Latino population. Staff will be on hand throughout the day to help students and their families navigate through admissions and financial aid applications. Refreshments will be provided by Sabor Dominicana, and door prizes will be raffled.

Community resource organizations in attendance include Congreso, HUNE (Hispanos Unidos por Ninos Excepcionals), LNES-LULAC, the School District of Philadelphia’s Multilingual Family Support Office, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and others. Refreshments will be provided by Sabor Dominicana, and door prizes will be raffled.

WHO: Special welcome and message from Pedro Rodriguez, director of the Office of Human Resources for the City.

WHEN: The event starts at noon on Feb. 11th; College presentations and one-stop services begin at 1 p.m. Staff will help students and their families navigate through the admissions and financial aid process. Services will be provided in English and Spanish.

WHERE: Community College of Philadelphia, Center for Business and Industry, 1800 Spring Garden Street.


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