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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (Nov. 15, 2013)—You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers. Come meet and talk with the college admission experts at Community College of Philadelphia during a free workshop designed to support the Philadelphians supporting and mentoring first-generation college students in our City.

The free event begins at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 19 in the Welcome Center (Room P1-05) of the Pavilion Building located on the west side of 17th Street between Spring Garden and Callowhill streets.

The workshop is part of the College’s Pathfinders initiative, which was created this year to give influential teachers, neighbors and community leaders, which we call Pathfinders, timely access to information, tools, resources and training on the college’s admission process.

Knowledgeable staff from admissions, financial aid, the disability center and other areas will answer questions and speak with guests one-on-one.

Among the topics:

  • How will the new federal financial aid rules affect incoming freshmen?
  • What can I do to increase my chances of getting the best financial aid package?
  • Where can I find scholarships for graduates of Philly high schools?

“We’re listening,” said Diane Kae, Manager of Student Outreach and Recruitment at Community College of Philadelphia. “We want to identify the important questions Pathfinders in the community have about the college admissions process so they can better help and guide prospective students.”

The College’s research shows enrollment is being driven, in part, by influencers in the community who convince prospective students to enroll and pursue a certificate or degree. Community College of Philadelphia enrolls more graduates from the School District of Philadelphia each year than any other institution.

Pathfinders who attend the workshop will leave with a packet of information to guide them as they help others. Individuals interested in attending the session should RSVP by contacting Kae at dkae@ccp.edu.

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