New Partners Academic UpRise and Federal Student Aid Hold Events to Increase...

New Partners Academic UpRise and Federal Student Aid Hold Events to Increase Academic Success among Minority Students



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LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — -Two powerful entities in education, Academic UpRise and Federal Student Aid, have created a partnership in Long Beach, Calif. to enlist 3,000 Latino high school students to complete the FAFSA.

Currently, the organizations are working together to promote academic success in Long Beach through upcoming events.

Federal Student Aid, along with Academic UpRise and other partners, will host the first-ever FAFSA Latino Summit on November 20 at the Westin Long Beach to unveil the new pilot campaign, as well as inform community leaders and organizations of ways they can help Latino students complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The same night, Academic UpRise will begin its 7th Annual Education Symposium and Presidents Forum with its Leaders of Distinction Awards Dinner and presentation at the Long Beach Hyatt.

On November 21, the Symposium continues at California State University Long Beach (CSULB) with round table discussions, where facilitators assist Long Beach high school students in conversing about the 12 principles of success.

The Symposium ends on November 22 at CSULB with informational sessions for families and community members on topics ranging from financial aid to career development. The goal of these events is to promote quality education and career interest among students.

Federal Student Aid is a proud partner of Academic UpRise, and both organizations will be attending one another’s events.

Academic UpRise, a non-profit organization, provides underserved youth with assistance and encouragement to help them overcome the achievement gap and excel academically. “We are the foundation that helps to stabilize our children, and the glue that helps to hold them together as they attempt to process life as they see it,” said Elder Eddie Pierson, Academic UpRise Founder and CEO.

Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from the more than $80 billion in federal funding reserved for students pursuing postsecondary education.

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New Partners Academic UpRise and Federal Student Aid Hold Events to Increase Academic Success among Minority Students