As you know, the college admissions process can be very stressful for low-income, first-generation students, especially if they are undocumented and we want to make things a little easier. Tina Meetran, a CV alum and current College Access Advisor is creating an undocumented student guide where she will be compiling the must-know knowledge of the process and making it accessible to everyone in a clear and concise way! Find out more about the guide and process below.
We hope you will join us in welcoming Shontay Delalue to the College Visions team! She is the Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity at Brown University and we are ecstatic to have her as one of our newest CV Board Members!
Here is what she has to say about College Visions:
“CV is an extremely important resource to the community. The college process can be daunting – especially for those who are the first in their family to attend. CV goes beyond college access support to ensuring CV students who are enrolled in college receive support as well. A first-gen college student can waste a lot of time and money in their first year trying to figure out how to navigate college. CV recognizes that the promotion of college enrollment, persistence and graduation results in ending cycles of generational poverty and in turn builds an educated workforce that can bring systemic change back to their communities.”
Read more of her interview below!
As you grab a cup of coffee consider supporting College Visions students by voting for us at Blue State Coffee at 300 Thayer Street, Providence, RI 02906! With your support, student success is inevitable!
“Supporting CV students is as easy as grabbing your morning cup of coffee!”
The temperature in Rhode Island about this time in August soars to a sweltering 90-degree average. It is no surprise that we refer to this time period as the “dog days of summer.” Just stepping outside makes you feel like you are melting like an ice cube on hot concrete. Students on the other hand tend to face a different type of melt, one that beyond high temperatures has the potential to derail college careers before they even get started.
To the Class of 2018, Congrats! You are now members of the College Visions Alumni Community that is now 280 members strong!! Take a moment to enjoy your accomplishments and from the words of CV supporters:
“Your hopes and dreams will be realized. You are never alone. Your family of College Visions staff and supporters cheer you on.” – Ann & Bill Hinderer