Lone Star College-North Harris will host HECHO Para El Colegio, or “Made for College,” on Saturday, October 26 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Services Building Conference Center (SSB-208). HECHO is an acronym for Higher Education and Careers for Hispanic Opportunities. This free event will feature information about educational opportunities and career paths that are offered by the college, and is specifically targeted for Hispanic families.
This career and education day will be held in partnership with the Houston Hispanic Forum, a local non-profit organization focused on improving Hispanic achievement in the greater Houston area through information and dialogue, service, collaborations, and on promoting awareness of Hispanic educational issues.
"HECHO Para El Colegio is going to be an exciting free event for all Hispanic families to learn about college and career pathways,” said Patlindsay Catalla, manager of student outreach and recruitment at Lone Star College-North Harris. “The day will be jammed-packed with educational and interactive resources focused on paving a successful future for all ages. Free daycare service will be available for those with young children, so that parents, middle school, and high school students can explore college, financial aid and career decisions.”
Designed to raise awareness about college and educational opportunities for families within the Aldine and Spring ISD service areas, the event will include college preparation workshops, financial aid assistance, a career and community resource fair, and presentations from successful Hispanic community leaders in top industries from around the world.
In addition to the workshops, a free breakfast and lunch will be offered, along with promotional giveaways. Attendees can also register to win a $1,000 scholarship which will be awarded to a student who enrolls during the 2013-2014 academic school years. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Student Services Building lobby.
“The HECHO planning committee anticipates more than 300 people will attend this monumental event,” added Catalla. “One day of knowledge, is an investment for these families future. My hope is that HECHO Para El Colegio empowers families, and ultimately builds strong communities through the power of higher education."
For more information about the event, please contact Vanessa Gonzales at 281.618.5746, or visit LoneStar.edu/SOAR.
Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.