Federal Student Aid Hosts First-Ever FAFSA Latino Summit in Long Beach With...

Federal Student Aid Hosts First-Ever FAFSA Latino Summit in Long Beach With Education and Community Leaders



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LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The following was released by Federal Student Aid:

Who: Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education.

Summit speakers will include Christopher Steinhauser, Superintendent of the Long Beach Unified School District; Fred Stennis, Federal Student Aid Underrepresented Pilot Lead; and Calvin Thomas, Federal Student Aid Division Outreach Lead.

What: The first-ever FAFSA Latino Summit, bringing together stakeholders, partners, and other community and government leaders who want to support the Long Beach Latino student population by raising awareness of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Where: The Westin Long Beach, located at 333 East Ocean Blvd.

When: November 20, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Background: Federal Student Aid’s FAFSA awareness pilot program is being expanded to include Long Beach, a city with a growing Hispanic population that accounts for 35.8 percent of all residents.

At the Summit, Federal Student Aid will unveil its strategy for completion of the FAFSA by an estimated 3,000 Latino high school students who may be eligible for federal financial aid to continue their education beyond high school. Summit presentations will elaborate on the FAFSA campaign strategy in Long Beach and reveal materials to be used in the area.

Other Summit highlights will include the FAFSA 2005 National Baseline Survey and an informative FAFSA Web Tour.

The Summit will end with a panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges of outreach to the Latino community in Long Beach regarding student financial aid. Panelists will include Elder Eddie Pierson, Academic UpRise; Carol Ortega, GEAR UP; and other school and community members.

Federal Student Aid presents the FAFSA Latino Summit in partnership with Academic UpRise, the Long Beach Unified School District, Centro CHA, Inc., and the Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, visit www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov.

SOURCE Federal Student Aid

Federal Student Aid Hosts First-Ever FAFSA Latino Summit in Long Beach With Education and Community Leaders