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2017 Bilingual College Fair

Hispanic Center of Western Michigan

Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

2017 Bilingual College Fair

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
College or University (1 per institution)
Colleges include any post-secondary institutions that would like to participate in the college fair by having a display table and bilingual representative at this event. Tickets are sold per table.
Oct 20, 2017 $75.00 $0.00
Student (High school or college)
Admission is free for students, parents and community members that would like to attend the Bilingual College Fair.
Nov 2, 2017 Free $0.00
Admission is free for students, parents and community members that would like to attend the Bilingual College Fair.
Nov 2, 2017 Free $0.00
Resource Table
Any organizations that are interested in hosting a resource table (space is limited). Must be related to education, college or family support (scholarships, family support, youth programming, etc.). Tickets are sold per table - 1 per agency.
Oct 20, 2017 $75.00 $0.00

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Bilingual College Fair

The Hispanic Center of Western Michigan is hosting its fifth annual Bilingual College Fair (English/Spanish) for Latino students & families in Grand Rapids and its surrounding communities. We encourage and welcome all high school students, GED students, and current community college students (and their families) planning to pursue a secondary education to attend this event.


Family Friendly

Students and families from over 20 different area schools will have the opportunity to meet with bilingual college representatives from all over Michigan to discuss the admissions process, financial aid, academic programs, campus life, and much more.


Registration is currently open for any post-secondary institutions and/or community organizations that are interested in participating. We request that representatives are bilingual and bring materials in English & Spanish. All college representatives and community partners interested in participating must register prior to October 20th.

Registration is not required for students and parents, but it is recommended.This event is free and open to the public.


Registration Fees (Colleges and Community Partners)

The Hispanic Center of Western Michigan is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization, any and all proceeds will go toward the Supporting Our Leaders (SOL) Youth Program within the Youth and Education Services Department at the Hispanic Center. SOL's goal is to prepare youth and their families for lifelong success through college preparation, leadership development and workplace readiness activities.


Onsite Interpreters

We will have onsite interpreters as well as bilingual volunteers to assist if needed, but they will be shared among other institutions.



This event would not be possible without the support of our local community partners:  Grand Rapids Public Schools, Heart of West Michigan United Way, Ferris State University, and Michigan Works.


2016 Post Secondary Institutions (2017 to be announced soon):

  • Alma College
  • Aquinas College
  • Baker College of Muskegon
  • Calvin College
  • Cornerstone University
  • Davenport University
  • Empire Beauty School
  • Ferris State University
  • Grace Bible College
  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • GRCC M-TEC Center
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Hope College
  • Kendall College of Art & Design
  • Northern Michigan University
  • Western Michigan University


2016 Community Resources (2017 to be announced soon):

  • Financial Aid information (including FAFSA, scholarships and loans)
  • GRPS Parent University
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation (Scholarships)
  • Hispanic Center of Western Michigan (family and youth support services)
  • Kent ISD
  • Manpower
  • Spectrum Health 
  • T2C (tol college, through college) Studio



Contact Sandy Marroquin at (616) 246-0562 or

Have questions about 2017 Bilingual College Fair? Contact Hispanic Center of Western Michigan

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César E. Chávez Elementary School
1205 Grandville Avenue Southwest
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Hispanic Center of Western Michigan

The Hispanic Center of Western Michigan is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded to serve as the linguistic and cultural broker for a growing Spanish-speaking Latino community.  

The mission of the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan is to, "To Serve. To Educate. To Advocate." 

The Center serves over 17,500 clients each year within its 10 core programs:

  • Adult Education
  • Basic Needs Assistance
  • Civic Engagement
  • Cultural Competency Training
  • Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services
  • Early Childhood Services
  • El Centro Translations
  • Immigration Assistance Services
  • Parent Leadership Development
  • Youth Leadership Development

To learn more about the Hispanic Center, please visit

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