One-stop shopping for Latino college-bound students

November 11, 2011 4:31:06 PM PST
Saturday's day-long education summit -- sponsored by New Futuro -- is being called the largest college prep fair for Latino families in the Midwest.

New Futuro is a company that is committed to helping Latino students attend college. The company helps Latino families get their students into college and beyond.

Saturday's New Futuro Road to College Workshops are being presented by Allstate throughout Chicago in English and Spanish to offering students how to prepare, apply and pay for college.

New Futuro staff is busy answering questions about college and preparing for its day -long education summit on November 12 at the University of Illinois at Chicago. It is being called the largest college prep festival for Latino families in the Midwest and will be a one-stop shop to help get Latino students into college and beyond.

"We are creating a single source to get Latino students to college and beyond," said New Futuro's Pete Wilkins. "The whole concept is, there are tons of resources on how to apply, prepare, and pay for college."

With the support of nonprofit organizations, education providers and corporate citizens, the workshops will help students and their families make college a reality.

"We have over 50 colleges and universities that are coming, over 30 workshops that show you how to prepare and apply for college, and we will take you through those steps," Wilkins said.

At the education workshops and at the summit students and their families can learn in either English or Spanish all about the 10-step college plan and how to fill out all of the necessary paperwork.

College-bound student Georgina Espinoza. said having the literature in Spanish helped her mom to understand the process.

After the event New Futuro will provide participants resources online so that they can continue this journey.

The event is Saturday, November 12, at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road.

The event is free and open to the public.

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