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College Prep Workshop
November 10, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
University of Cincinnati – Victory Parkway CampusFREE
What can we do to help our children gain access to quality education? Plenty!
This Cincinnati College Prep Workshop prepares students for success!
Parents and high school students in Cincinnati are invited to attend the Annual Cincinnati College Prep Workshop hosted by the Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Beta Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Participants will learn about ACT/SAT preparations, college applications, financial aid options and the impact of social media on the college application process.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Both students and parents are encouraged to come. Students will be able to learn through several informational and interactive workshops designed with strategies for success. Space is limited, so students should register online today. Registration ends Thursday, November 8.
This workshop is a pertinent step that students and parents can take in order to learn what college is all about and how it can lead students to success. All workshops will be facilitated by professionals experienced in each specific subject area. Representatives from area colleges and institutions will also be present to interact with students and answer questions. Students and parents are encouraged to register and attend together. Lunch, giveaways, and prizes will be available throughout the day.
Parking is available in the back lower lot #43. This is accessible off Cypress Street. Do not park in Admin lot #42 or your car may be towed. View the map to familiarize yourself with the area before attending.
College Prep in the African American Community
For over a decade, the Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has partnered with the Beta Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. to host a College Prep workshop. Continuous injustices in education, crime, housing and employment plague the African American community within our city, and we want to be on the forefront that supports ways to reverse this trend.
According to census data, 83.7 percent of African Americans 25 years and older had a high school diploma or higher and but only 19.3 percent had a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2013. Fortunately, 3 million African Americans enrolled in undergraduate college in 2013 compared to 2.6 million in 2008, a 17.5 percent increase.
Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio reported that, in 2014, the median household income among African-Americans in Cincinnati was $24,272 for a household and $15,475 for an individual. Both these numbers fall well below livable wage standards.