Black College Expo returns to Chicago State University for 1st time since COVID pandemic

Black College Expo returns to Chicago State University for 1st time since COVID pandemic

CHICAGO (TOC) — A possibility at an schooling for Chicago’s Black youth.

The Black Faculty Expo returned to Chicago State College Saturday for the primary time for the reason that pandemic hit.

“Immediately is about unity. It is about inspiration. It is about motivation. It is about elevation,” stated Dr. Theresa Value, CEO, Nationwide Faculty Sources Basis & Black Faculty Expo.

Greater than 50 faculties have been on website, together with many HBCUs who spoke to college students at dozens of workshops.

Tens of millions in scholarships are up for grabs with many purposes charges being waived. Some faculties even granting admission on website.

“I feel it is an incredible benefit understanding which you can go into totally different faculties, have all these school choices after which be admitted to schools on the spot, that is fairly cool,” stated Michel Hill, a junior at Mt. Carmel Excessive Faculty.

“I’ve seen cries, I’ve cried with them. I see shouts and screams,” stated Dr. Value. “And I see all of that and that’s so empowering.”

As college students survey the totally different school choices obtainable to them, they’re additionally uncovered to numerous seminars which are important at this age. They embrace classes on making a living for school and beginning a enterprise.

“I am getting to speak to folks and simply getting a first-hand account on college students who went there and it is it is a very nice expertise,” stated Mikayla Matthew, Palos Hills Excessive Faculty junior.

It is also particular for these college students to see so many HBCU choices obtainable to them.

“You already know, in fact, there’s all varieties of fantastic, wonderful universities across the U.S. however simply to know we’ve such superior choices for folks of shade. It is superior,” stated dad or mum Megan Bradford.

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