Applying to college can be complicated. From taking the SAT/ACT to writing essays to securing financial aid, there’s a lot twists and turns to navigate. Our college coordinator Laressa Bordenave knows this all too well.
In high school, she was a straight-A student who dreamed of earning a degree in community health. When the time came to apply to college, Laressa carefully filled out and submitted her applications. She waited. Months passed without a response. It was then that she made a distressing discovery: there was a mix up with her applications and the colleges never received them.
But Laressa didn’t give up on her dream so easily. After doing some research and making nonstop calls to college admissions officers, she sorted out the issue and turned in her applications right before the deadlines. Soon after, the acceptance letters came pouring in.
“It was a really stressful experience,” Laressa says. “I don’t want anyone to have to go through what I did.”
She’s making sure of that. A college coordinator at HCZ’s Employment & Technology Center (ETC), Laressa provides everything our scholars need to own the application process and get into college.