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Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez Will Share Success Strategies
WHAT: When it comes to telling the tale of the city, the big story focuses on the demographic shift in Philadelphia’s population over the last decade. According to the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s Roadmap for Growth report, the city’s population in 2013 was 44 percent African American; 13 percent Hispanic or Latino; 6 percent Asian and 37 percent Non-Hispanic White. Combine these shifts with research from the Pew Research Center, which found that Latinos currently constitute the largest minority group enrolled on U. S. college campuses, and the importance of this demographic emerges. Community College of Philadelphia is preparing the workforce of tomorrow by hosting Latino College Day, a new, one-stop resource fair designed to help young Philadelphians take their places as students, entrepreneurs, and leaders. Additionally, other Latino community organizations will provide information at the event’s resource fair. Students from the College will share their experiences and offer tips on transitioning and thriving in the collegiate environment. Refreshments will be provided by Sabor Dominicana. Door prizes will be awarded and staff and faculty will answer questions.
WHO: Representatives from Aspira, Congreso, LNES-LULAC and more, along with the College’s Latin American Student Organization and the School District of Philadelphia’s Multilingual Family Support Office will be on hand to speak with reporters. Philadelphia City Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez will provide welcome remarks and share her educational journey to career success.
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 6, noon to 3 p.m. Registration begins at noon; Councilwoman Quiñones-Sánchez will officially open the program at 1 p.m.
WHERE: Room C2-28, the Center for Business and Industry, located on the corner of 18th and Callowhill Streets on Community College of Philadelphia’s Main Campus. Free parking is available in the College’s main garage on 17th Street between Callowhill and Spring Garden streets.
NOTE: To save your space and be eligible for door prizes, go to www.ccp.edu/getting-started/admission-events or call the Admission Information Center at 215-751-8010.
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