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City Club of Cleveland panelists discuss how to support first-generation college students: Watch live

August 10, 2018

City Club of Cleveland panelists discuss how to support first-generation college students: Watch live

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Without parents who attended university, first-time college students need more guidance when they arrive on campus.

Paying for appliations, figuring out how to apply for federal aid and calculating whether you can afford a degree is a lot harder without people who have done it before. The problems continue into the school year. Picking a dining plan, determining how to get a degree and establishing study habits can be tricky.

Universities and nonprofits are trying to learn how to best understand and support first-generation college students.

A panel on Friday at the City Club of Cleveland will discuss the topic. Panelists include: 

JaNice Marshall, associate vice president for access and community engagement for Cuyahoga Community CollegeMiguel Sanders, the former director of the Upward Bound Program, Case Western Reserve UniversityVictoria Ampiaw, president-elect for Ohio TRIO, a set of federally-funded college access programsKhalilah Lawson, an Upward Bound graduate and assistant county prosecutor for the Cuyahoga County prosecutor’s office

Watch live at the City Club at 12:30 p.m. in the video viewer above.

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