College Awareness Forum for Students and Parents To Be Held Thursday, April 24 at Harlem Hospital

A free College Awareness Forum for middle school and high school students and their parents will be held Thursday, April 24, 6-9 p.m. at Harlem Hospital Center, 506 Lenox Avenue in Manhattan. Dinner will be served.

Workshops on how to lower the cost of college; combined high school and college credit programs; college planning for careers; choosing a major with employment in mind, and how to plan and manage the college admission process will open the program. The Forum is sponsored by The City University of New York along with the Metro-Manhattan chapter of The Links and the Alpha Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

“To our knowledge, this forum is the first of its kind in the Harlem community,” said Camille Clark of the Metro-Manhattan chapter of the Links. “Join us and learn about the jewels in the CUNY and SUNY systems that are available for New York State residents.”
New York State Regent Dr. Lester Young will moderate a panel discussion on “Strengthening the Pipeline for College and Career Success” that will include Richard Alvarez, CUNY Director of Admissions; Stanley Hansen, executive director of Access Programs; and Jill Lansing, SUNY Assistant Vice Chancellor for the Education Pipeline.

Over 300 participants are expected from local schools, churches and Harlem institutions, in addition to students and parents from all five boroughs, Nassau and Westchester.

For further information contact Camille Clark at or 917-497-5704


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The City University of New York is the nation’s leading urban public university. Founded in New York City in 1847, the University comprises 24 institutions: 11 senior colleges, seven community colleges, the William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, the CUNY Graduate School and University Center, the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, the CUNY School of Law, the CUNY School of Professional Studies and the CUNY School of Public Health.   The University serves more than 270,000 degree-credit students and 218,083 adult, continuing and professional education students. College Now, the University’s academic enrichment program, is offered at CUNY campuses and more than 300 high schools throughout the five boroughs of New York City. The University offers online baccalaureate degrees through the School of Professional Studies and an individualized baccalaureate through the CUNY Baccalaureate Degree. Nearly 3 million unique visitors and 10 million page views are served each month via, the University’s website.