Free College and Career Convention comes to South LA

For some South LA students, the idea of going to college might sound as likely as winning the lottery. When thinking about college, so many questions can zoom through a student’s mind: “How am I going to pay for it?” “Why should I be the first in my family to go to college?” “Can I still attend college even if I’m not a legal citizen?” image

All of these questions and more can be answered at the L.A. Cash for College’s College and Career Convention held on Wednesday, December 7 and Thursday, December 8 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

All students are welcome to attend this convention.

Representatives from dozens of schools will be there to speak with students about their options to be accepted to their school. Confirmed exhibitors include representatives from USC, FIDM, Pepperdine University, U.C. Berkeley, and Loyola Marymount University. There will also be reps from various California State Universities, art schools, community colleges, and out-of-state schools.

Besides the diverse array of college recruiters located in the exhibit hall, Powerpoint presentations and workshops will be available to provide information. College Life workshops will cover topics such as scholarships, preparing personal statements, and AB540 resources.

On Wednesday, December 7, the Convention will also host a special evening for families to attend so that parents can have their questions answered too.

Issues that will be addressed at Family Night are how to choose a college and pay for it, what to expect from campus life, and how to access financial resources regardless of immigration status.

Cash for College estimates that around 10,000 high school students from the L.A. Unified School District will attend the Convention using free bus transportation. Even though parking at the Convention Center is $12, families can arrange for free transportation. Locations offering free rides to the Convention can be found here.

Check out Fox 11’s coverage of last year’s convention:

Cash for College Workshops:

All photos courtesy of Cash for College

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