The College Access program works to prepare youth and adults for post-secondary education. This could mean a training program that lasts a few weeks or months, or it might mean attending a 2-year or 4-year college or university. It offers events, workshops, and personalized counseling to address the education disparity that exists among minority groups.
Support may include:
- Selection & Application to Colleges – The program boosts awareness and exposure to post-secondary education options through college tours, school identification, and help with applications.
- Financial Literacy – Staff works with participants one-on-one to help them identify and apply for scholarships, complete the FAFSA form, and more.
- Career Exploration – Participants can explore interests through career assessment tests and presentations by subject-matter experts.
Additionally, we are prepared to help if immigrant and refugee adults are interested in “translating” their degree from another country so that it is recognized in the United States.
To set up an individualized meeting with one of our specialists, contact Mike at 651-789-2508 or email Mike; Kristen email Kristen; or TJ at 651-789-2525 or email TJ.
The College Readiness Academy
The Neighborhood House College Readiness Academy is a partnership that provides college preparation classes and counseling to any adults 17 and up who would like to begin college-level classes but are not yet college-ready. The courses help students develop skills and confidence in reading and writing. At the end of the program, most students show great improvement on the Accuplacer, the community college placement test. With the help of college navigators, students also develop a good understanding of how the college system works, how to plan their classes, how to apply for financial aid, and how to be academically successful.
To sign up, contact Allie Bezat Riley, Adult Education Program Coordinator at 651-789-2509 or email.
Contact us with your questions
Mike Herndon, College Access Specialist: 651-789-2508 or email Mike
Kristen Laramy, College Access Specialist: email Kristen
Allie Bezat Riley, Adult Education Program Coordinator: 651-789-2509 or email Allie
TJ Yocum, College Access Specialist: 651-789-2525 or email TJ