Latino Family College Information Night held March 11

First generation students of color who are on the cusp of taking steps toward their future can get stuck explaining the intricate details of applying and affording college to their families.

The upcoming Latino Family College Night on March 11 from 6-7:30 p.m., is one way students, parents and their families can get some questions answered. The free event will take place in the Arcata High School library.

Speakers will share information about the resources that are available locally to support first generation Spanish speaking students to enroll in, pay for, and succeed in college.

Fernando Paz, coordinator for the Latinx Center for Academic Excellence at Humboldt State, will be hosting and moderating the event. The event will also host panelist Director of Trio Upward Bound Rose Francia, HSU Department Chair of World Languages Matthew Dean and College of the Redwood and HSU student Christian Martinez for the Q&A portion of the event that happens between 6:30-7:30 p.m, according to event information

They will be engaging with the community and answer two main questions: why go to college and how does it work?

Kelly Fernandes, outreach coordinator for Latino Family College Night, wrote in an email that she will be there to help people too, but there will also be translators and resources available for Spanish-speaking families.

Denis Rael from Los Bagels will be providing snacks for the night.

For more information, contact Jim Ritter at or 707-498-2917.

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