What If….

A critical part of closing the education gap in America is college readiness.  As part of our committment to this, and with generous support from our sponsors, we have developed the “What If? NCLR College Readiness Initiative.” The idea is simple: What if every Latino student got the support needed to succeed in college and beyond?

Currently, we are running a contest that challenges students at our charter school network to answer that question through the use of video. The video contest gives kids the chance to speak up for their generation. Below is the first entry by Angel Damian, a student at George.I. Sanchez High School, an NCLR-affiliate charter.

Watch the video and then vote!

Stay Ahead of the College Admissions Game with NCLR and Univision!

School has started and midterms are just around the corner. Before you know it, college application deadlines will be here. We want to make sure you’re ready to start the process and that you have everything you need. That’s why NCLR will join the Univision Virtual College Fair—a collaboration between CollegeWeek Live and Univision—designed for first-generation students and their families.

On Thursday, October 11 from Noon–10:00 p.m. EDT, you’ll be able to join a day-long online event dedicated to answering all the questions you might have about college, whether it’s about filling out forms, application deadlines, or tests needed for admission. NCLR will also hold a special session at 9:00 p.m. EDT, so be sure to tune in!

This is a free event and you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Meet admissions reps from your choice of 100+ schools
  • Video chat with current students to hear firsthand about campus life
  • Watch live presentations on getting accepted to college, paying for college, college study skills, and more
  • Search $3 million in scholarships

Sign up now.  It’s free and easy!