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College and Career Access

Hope believes that access to education in all its forms is an important part of community empowerment. Access to information about careers and postsecondary educational options are important pieces of an individual’s ability to participate in formal educational and professional settings. Here at Hope we can help individuals who need assistance with the following:

A few students experiencing a UCF campus tour during homecoming weekend.

A few students experiencing a UCF campus tour during homecoming weekend.

• Seeking information about technical schools and colleges and their admissions requirements, financial obligations, etc.
• Writing and editing a professional resume
• Scheduling a visit to a local college or technical school, or local college fairs
• Exploring career interests to better understand personal strengths & weaknesses, and how these could be applied in a professional setting
• Understanding student rights for DACA and undocumented students
• Preparing materials to apply for scholarships, including a writing personal essay, how to ask for letters of recommendation, etc.
• Applying for federal financial aid

Students visiting Valencia College for their college night, where over 100 schools from around the country were represented.

HCC students visiting Valencia College for college night, where over 100 schools from around the country were represented.

We also provide opportunities for personal & academic growth and career & college exploration for high school students through programming such as:
• Field trips to local businesses, visits from local professionals, and video call chats with professionals to expand career awareness
• Supplementary college classes in English Composition and Mathematics
• ACT preparation (for those needing to achieve a substitute score, in lieu of passing the required FCAT Reading assessment)
10264201_851830838164468_4880193536981986038_oHope CommUnity Center also offers scholarship funds annually, primarily for students and other individuals involved as a participant or volunteer in center programming. These funds can be applied to costs associated with studying at any technical school, or 2- or 4-year college or university.
For more information about any of these programs or educational opportunities, please call Teresa Young at 407-880-4673, ext. 229 or e-mail tyoung@hcc-offm.org.