Training on The New York City high school application process

Manhattan College and the Center for the Study of the Future of Education will host a training on The New York City high school application process, and how to help families navigate applying to 400 possible schools.

The training, conducted by Fordham Law School’s Feerick Center for Social Justice, is designed for New York City students and families to apply to public high schools that will best meet their needs and financial situations. Discussion topics will include an overview of the application process, best practices and strategies on assisting students and families going through the process and a review of program materials.

This training is a part of the Center’s Legal, Economic, and Educational Advancement Project (LEEAP). LEEAP recruits and trains volunteers and school personnel to help low-income families and students as they take on the complex application process. The Center promotes the rights of low-income New Yorkers and offers assistance in responding to the challenges of those in need. Naama Nod, LEEAP Program co-coordinator, and Luigi Bonifacio, Americorps Vista member at Fordham Law School, will present at the training session. 

The event is co-sponsored by the College’s Center for the Study of the Future of Education and the Center for Optimal College Readiness. It will be held on the fifth floor of the Raymond W. Kelly ’63 Student Commons, and it is open to students, faculty, staff and the general public. Light food and refreshments will be served.

To RSVP for this event, email Deb Pitula, administrative assistant of the Graduate Counseling, Leadership, and Education department, at dpitula01@manhattan.edu.

For more information, please contact one of the Center for the Study of the Future of Education co-directors: Corine Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., at corine.fitzpatrick@manhattan.edu or at (718) 862-7497, or Lisa Toscano, Ed.D., at lisa.toscano@manhattan.edu or at (718) 862-7216.

Dates: 
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Venue Name: 
Manhattan College / Room 5B of the Raymond W. Kelly '63 Student Commons
Venue Address: 
4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Bronx, NY, 10471
Cost: 
Free