ECMC presents "Realizing the College Dream" in Atlanta (Norcross), Georgia

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Altierus Career College

1750 Beaver Ruin Road

Norcross, GA 30093

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ECMC is pleased to provide our free college access curriculum workshop,

Realizing the College Dream

Monday, December 9, 2019 – Altierus Career College, Norcross GA

Who should attend:

  • Those who work with high school students, including:
    • Teachers and counselors
    • College access professionals
    • Community-based organization staff

Workshops includes:

  • Highly interactive training environment
  • Experiential, game-based techniques for teaching fundamentals
  • Facilitation by professional trainers
  • Lunch provided by ECMC

You will learn:

  • How to challenge students to see themselves in college
  • Simple ways to explain financial aid to students
  • Effective strategies for students needing to borrow for college
  • How to incorporate our curricula into existing programs

Download a free copy of the curriculum in magazine format or PDF format to a tablet or other smart device. During our workshop, we will refer to the online curriculum and will provide handouts for select activities.

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For questions, please email

Learn more about us: ECMC


9:00 a.m. Welcome & introductions

9:30 a.m. Thinking of yourself as a college-bound student

  • Imagining the future
  • Exploring career options
  • First generation college students
  • College admissions

12:00 p.m. Networking lunch (provided by ECMC)

1:00 p.m. Debunking the myth that you can’t afford college

Financial aid 101

The importance of managing your money

2:00 p.m. Workshops and presentations for families of college bound youth

  • Preparing for college: A guide for families
  • Planning a financial aid night for students and families

3:00 p.m. Action plan & evaluations


ECMC’s “Realizing the College Dream” is a curriculum guide that supports teachers, counselors and community-based organization staff in their work to increase the college-going expectations of low-income, first-generation students and their families. The lessons provide students with an opportunity to think of themselves as future college students and to debunk the myth that they cannot afford college.

The guide was written in collaboration with UC Berkeley’s Center for Educational Partnerships. It is nationally recognized and endorsed by the Pell Institute and the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP). It is geared toward those who work with high school students and can be used in a variety of settings including classrooms, after-school programs, Saturday programs, and community based programs.

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