Alliance College Fair attended by over 500 students

On Saturday, March 12, 2016 over 500 Alliance high school juniors gathered at UCLA to hear valuable advice on successfully applying to and thriving at college. All students were able to directly meet with 40 college representatives, some from the Power 150 schools, which are the colleges and universities from all around the country that have minority graduation rates higher than 75%. Students also attended information sessions on college fit and college finances.


The college fit session covered the factors needed to effectively evaluate college and university options and make informed decisions on where they should apply to get the best outcome. In the college finance session, students learned the difference between grants, scholarships and loans.  Students also heard Alliance alumni directly share their experiences which included going through the financial aid process, and how they are currently managing their finances in college. 


The all-day event also included a tour of the UCLA campus, led by UCLA alumni including a number from Alliance schools. The Alliance alumni volunteers were:

  • Marlen Quintero, Collins Family Alumni 
  • Antonio Ojeda, Ouchi Alumni
  • Skye Ladmirult, Neuwirth Alumni
  • Tricia Myers, Neuwirth Alumni 
  • Panha Kosal, Leichtman-Levine Alumni 
  • Blanca Hernandez, Burton Tech Alumni 


Congratulations to all for a successful day including members of the Alliance Young Professionals Board, the students, teachers, alumni, and staff who attended from Alliance high schools: Stern Mass, Ouchi, Bloomfield, Health Services, Tennenbaum, Collins, CRAHS 16, Simon Tech, Burton Tech, Smidt Tech, Morgan McKinzie, Neuwirth.