Coalition Day 2019 to raise awareness about college accessibility

Events nationwide will introduce students to free college-planning tools

The 160+ distinguished colleges and universities that are members of the Coalition for College believe that higher education should be an option for every student. To raise awareness about the accessibility of college, many Coalition schools will host events for high school students and their supporters on or around May 22, 2019, as part of the second-annual Coalition Day.

On Coalition Day, students and their families, school counselors, and educators across the country will be introduced to a range of free college-planning tools, including the Coalition’s online toolkit, MyCoalition (www.mycoalition.org). Designed to engage students in the college application process early and easily, MyCoalition is comprised of a convenient digital storage Locker, interactive Collaboration Space, and easy-to-use Application, as well as MyCoalition Counselor, a searchable directory of informative articles and valuable resources for college preparation.

“This year — more than ever before — students need to know that college is an option for them, regardless of their background, income, or zip code,” says Annie Reznik, executive director of the Coalition, which organizes Coalition Day. “On behalf of all our member schools, we are thrilled to celebrate Coalition Day and bring students one day closer to achieving their college goals.”

The Coalition was founded by a group of dedicated college leaders in 2015 with the goal to improve the college application process for all students, particularly those from historically under-represented groups. Members include a diverse group of public and private colleges and universities that are united in their mission to support lower-income, under-resourced, and/or first-generation students; to provide responsible financial aid; and to bolster students’ success in college.

For more information about the Coalition for College, including a complete list of members, visit www.coalitionforcollege.org.

 

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