Building A College-Going Culture

Co-Sponsored by:
Date: December 17, 2013
  •  Vanessa Coca – Research Alliance for New York City Schools and Doctoral Candidate, NYUSteinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
  • Sugeni Perez-Sadler – Associate Director, College and Career Planning, Office of Postsecondary Readiness, NYCDOE
  • Katherine Aspell, College Access Coordinator, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow
  • Fatima Bah, Recent college graduate and former youth leader at Secondary School for Research
  • Michelle Guzman, Assistant Principal , Pathways to Graduation, District 79, NYCDOE
  • Sharlane Smith, Teacher, Future Now, Pathways to Graduation, District 79, NYCDOE
  • Josh Steckel, College Counselor, Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies
  • Tara Williams, College Prep & Leadership Program Director,  East Side House Settlement
  • Charles Guerrero, Director of Leadership Development Opportunities, Prep for Prep
  • Josh Van Kirk, Legends Program Coordinator, Harlem RBI
  • Jean Didier Yao, Academic Advisor, Future Now, Bronx Community College
Resources: Forum Agenda Vanessa Coca’s Research Presentation Harvard University Strategic Data Project (SDP) Summer Melt Handbook  (Resource Referenced in Vanessa’s Presentation) MDRC’s Promoting College Match for Low-Income Students (Resource Referenced in Vanessa’s Presentation) Future Now Presentation Future Now “LETTER TO MYSELF” exercise College and Career Resource Centers Referral Centers for High School Alternatives  Josh Steckel’s Upcoming Book Hold Fast to Dreams: A College Guidance Counselor, His Students, and the Vision of a Life Beyond Poverty CUNY  Resources For Homeless Students