We've Got Your Back: Success Strategies for our Most Vulnerable Students - Friday, July 15

POSTED Jul 7, 2016

Aja Everson

Please visit tinyurl.com/OnPoint2016 to register!


WHERE: Mohawk Valley Community College - Utica - 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY 13501

Join On Point for College, an innovator in college access and success, for a state-wide conference on success strategies for supporting post-secondary persistence among our most vulnerable students. The full-day event will provide a collaborative forum for post-secondary education and CBO professionals to share proven and innovative techniques for reaching non-traditional students, including those not coming directly from high school and those facing additional barriers to academic success. Topics include:

  • Bridging the Gap for Homeless Youth and Foster Care Students
  • A New Beginning for Refugee and Immigrant Students 
  • Second-Chance Students: Working with the Court-Involved 
  • How Community Colleges Can Address Challenges of Poverty 
  • Removing Barriers: The Community-Based Organization Perspective

Event Schedule:

Attendees can choose one topic/speaker per break out session.

  • 9:00–10:00 am – Registration 
  • 10:00-10:30 – Keynote Speaker 
  • 10:40-11:25 – Break Out Session 1 Topics: Homeless Students / Community College / Transfer Students
  • 11:30-12:15 pm – Break Out Session 2 Topics: Refugee Students / CBOs / Court Involved Students 
  • 12:15-1:15 – Lunch
  • 1:15-2:00 – Break Out Session 3 Topics: Court Involved Students / Homeless Students / Refugee Students
  • 2:05 -2:50 – Break Out Session 4 Topics: CBOs / Transfer Students / Community College
  • 2:55-3:15 – Wrap Up

A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

* A limited number of scholarships are available. Please contact Tanya Eastman at tanyaeastman@onpointforcollege.org for more information.


Aja Everson