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Lone Star College-North Harris hosts Dia de la Familia “Putting Community into Community College” event Oct. 25

Lone Star College-North Harris will host Dia de la Familia on Saturday, October 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Services Building. This free event will feature information about educational opportunities and career paths that are offered by the college, and targets the community’s rapidly growing Hispanic population.

Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the LSC-North Harris Student Services Building lobby located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive in Houston.

“Dia de la Familia is such a great event for future students and their families to attend,” said Tony Diaz, LSC-North Harris director of intercultural initiatives. “Attendees will learn beneficial information on how to apply for college.”

Designed to raise awareness about college and educational opportunities for families within the Aldine and Spring ISD service areas, the event will include an immigration forum, financial aid information, a question and answer session for first-time-in-college students and parents, a career and college resource fair, and presentations from successful Hispanic community leaders.

“The panels were designed by Latino college students, specifically focusing on what they wish they had known when they were first looking into college. Their input shaped our panels for the event, where our speakers will share their insights, advice and experiences to help others in our community,” added Diaz.

In addition to the presentations, participants will receive free lunch and a t-shirt (while supplies last). Free childcare will also be available for those with young children, so that parents, middle school, and high school students can explore the college’s offerings at the event.

Attendees can also register to win one $1,000 scholarship or one $500 Dia de la Familia scholarship for a parent and child to each take a class, which will be awarded to a student who enrolls during the 2015-2016 academic school year. There will also be an opportunity for five individuals to win free legal representation to assist in applying for DACA, provided by Monty and Ramirez, LLC. The winners will be announced at the end of the event and must be present to win.

To register for the event, please visit LoneStar.edu/familia. For more information, call at 281.765.7974.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

Lone Star College has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSC remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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