College Head Start is a free program to help students from low-income and immigrant families get to and graduate from college. This intensive series of workshops lasts eight months, and enrollment is limited to 35 students. There is also free walk-in help for students who need review of their college enrollment applications, financial aid paperwork, or academic planning.
- Phase 1 helps students with the mechanics of applying to public and private universities and the community colleges
- Phase 2 helps students and parents prepare financially, including seeking financial aid and scholarships
- Phase 3 helps students and their families get used to college life.
Enrollment for College Head Start goes from early- to mid-September. The group meets once a week, on Saturdays 10 a.m.--1 p.m., at CARECEN's Youth Center. Enrollment is first-come, first-served, without consideration of GPA, school attended, or career path. The program also includes training for parents to help them adjust to the college transition.
Annual Success Week
Help support high school seniors with their college applications during CARECEN’s “Success Week.” Snacks and drinks will be provided during your time at our offices. Please choose a shift below or if you cannot attend for a 4 hour shift, send your availability to the Youth Leadership Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Help students with:
- Personal statements
- Double check applications
- Support students by providing mentoring
Time & Date:
November 21st-27th from 10 am to 10 pm
(Except Thanksgiving Day– Offices will be Closed)