Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Volunteer Opportunities

We need  tutors for our children that range in age from 6-13/14.  Tutoring takes place in three different locations--Red Bank, Long Branch, and Neptune--on three different week days.  Red Bank tutoring takes place on Monday evenings from 6-7:30 at Red Bank Middle School;Long Branch program is held at Long Branch Covenant Church on Tuesdays from 5:30-7; and finally Neptune tutoring is held at Community Bible Church on Thursdays from 6-7:30.  We provide all materials including curriculum and volunteers are trained prior to beginning.
We also need Christian education teachers and assistants for our weekly "right choices" classes.  Again, programming takes place in the three locations--Red Bank, Long Branch and Neptune--on three different week days.  Our greatest need, currently, is for help in our Long Branch program.
In addition to weekly programming, we also have one time events coming up and need all hands on deck!  The first event is the annualCROP Walk for Hunger taking place in Red Bank on Sunday, October 21st beginning at 12 noon. Volunteers are needed for approximately 3 hours to hand out water to participants, help at check in/registration, or serve as course marshals directing the walkers along route.
On Saturday, November 3rd, Aslan will sponsor the "Beauty and the Beach 5 Mile Run/Walk for Women" taking place in Long Branch It is a race designed by women for women and in addition to runners/walkers, we need a minimum of 40 volunteers to help with loads of other tasks including:  bag checkers, course marshals (must be 18), finish line volunteers (must be 14), race course set up (must be 16), race day packet pick up/registration.  Help is also needed on Wednesday, October 31st, for stuffing of bags for the runners, and packet pick up on Friday, November 2nd from 2:45-7:15 at Road Runner Sports in Shrewsbury. Volunteers assisting with these tasks need not be female!.  Please visit beatutyandthebeachrun.org to register as a runner or volunteer.  Or any interested students may contact me directly.
Thank you so much for spreading the word!  We have been blessed to have many students from your schools in the past and are looking forward to meeting many more!

Young Women's Business Leadership Conference at Harvard 11/3-11/4

To Whom It May Concern,

My name is Caitlyn and I am the Marketing Director of the Young Women’s Business Leadership Conference (YWBLC). I am writing to you today to invite Communications High School to YWBLC 2018 on Harvard’s campus from Saturday, November 3rd to Sunday, November 4th, 2018.

YWBLC is part of the larger Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business (HUWIB) organization, which is the largest undergraduate business organization on Harvard’s campus, reaching over 400 members. Our mission is to empower young women and future leaders by uniting them through business education and experience.

Our inaugural conference in 2017 was a remarkable experience for our organization and for the high school girls who attended. We hope to bring this experience back, but with more! The conference will be a full weekend of dynamic programming that seeks to introduce high school women to the business world and guide them in developing essential skills for charting their path in the field. These women will attend intimate workshops and presentations that help them further develop business, organization, and communication skills that will help them succeed in future endeavors. Other programming includes resume reviews with Harvard undergraduate students, tours of campus, networking lunches, an innovation challenge, and various industry panels. We hope to foster a growing community of ambitious young women at YWBLC and we hope you can join.

HUWIB would like to extend a formal invitation to YWBLC to Communications High School. Registration is live on our website: http://huwib.com/ywblc-about/ and tickets are available for purchase via Eventbrite linked in our website.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concern. We look forward to hearing from you and hope you join us in breaking the glass ceiling!


Caitlyn Dang
Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business
YWBLC Marketing Director

Gettysburg College

Greetings from Gettysburg College!
I hope the school year is off to a great start for you and your students.
At the end of August, the Gettysburg College community welcomed 750 first-year students to campus - our most diverse class in the College's history. As we embark on the new academic year, I have a few exciting updates to share.
  • Innovation occurs across the academic disciplines here at Gettysburg College. Most notably, we are proud of our two new Anatomage virtual dissection tables- both alumni gifts- which will transform the way in which our students learn about the human body in both health and disease. Additionally, the Alden Trust awarded Gettysburg College a grant for a cutting-edge atomic force microscope. This year, the College will create a Multidisciplinary Imaging Suite, a shared space in the Science Center, to house these powerful instruments.
  • Before entering the workforce, students interested in economics and finance are now able to access and learn the fundamentals of the Bloomberg Terminal, a computer system that provides investors critical financial data in real-time. Additionally, the Business and Entrepreneurial Thinking Program- new this year- is designed to develop and expand the business decision making process and provide opportunities that will extend into students' lives and careers after graduation.
  • "Think Critically, Act Compassionately" is the motto of the Center for Public Service (CPS), our hub for community service and social justice. CPS has been engaging students and community members for the past 27 years and, over the summer, it became our fifth Distinctive Program on campus.
  • In May, the women's lacrosse team brought home the second consecutive NCAA Division III Championship Title. We are proud of their hard work and the College's dedicated support for our athletes to have a well-rounded and highly experiential education. In fact, all the juniors on the team studied abroad in the fall semester last year!
  • The Center for Career Engagement works with all students to create a career plan, helping our graduates land great jobs and lead great lives. It pays off - 98% of the Class of 2017 is employed or pursuing an advanced degree. Three out of four recent alumni used the Gettysburg Network in their job search.
As always, we appreciate the work that you do to guide students through the college process. Please let your students know that we'd love to meet them for an interview either on-campus or off-campus. The Admissions staff is offering Off-Campus Interviewsthroughout the fall.
Please stay in touch and feel free to reach out to me or my staff at any time.
Best wishes,
Gail Sweezey
Dean of Admissions
Gettysburg College
P.S. Fall Open Houses will be held: Saturday, October 13 and Friday, November 9th. Students may register online.

Monmouth County College Fair - October 14, 2018


Rice University Financial Aid

We have some exciting financial aid news that we invite you to share with your students. Rice University has unveiled a new initiative to make higher education more affordable by dramatically expanding financial aid provided to students from low-income families to those with incomes up to $200,000.
Starting in fall 2019, Rice undergraduates will be eligible for The Rice Investmentone of the nation’s most generous financial aid initiatives that increases access to an affordable, quality education for low- and middle-income students. The Rice Investment will provide extraordinary opportunity for extraordinary students to seek a top-tier college education at a time when many families are struggling to make ends meet. Going forward, low- and middle-income families with typical assets will receive scholarships and grants as outlined below:
Family Income Range*The Rice Investment Grant to Include
$65,000 and belowFull Tuition, Fees, Room and Board
$65,001 - $130,000Full Tuition
$130,001 - $200,000Half Tuition

*Some families may qualify for additional need-based aid beyond The Rice Investment.
The Rice Investment will also reduce the burden of student debt. Beginning in fall 2019, degree-seeking undergraduate students from families with incomes up to $200,000 who qualify for The Rice Investment will no longer be required to take out loans as part of their need-based financial aid packages.
Rice has a legacy of helping students afford college, dating back to our founding. While we believe that students and their families have a role in helping to pay for college, we never want their financial circumstances to be the reason they can't realize their dreams at Rice.
Thank you for your support in sharing this message with your students. Please visit our website for more information.

Yvonne Romero da Silva, Ed.D.
Yvonne Romero da Silva, Ed.D.
Vice President for Enrollment

SAT Prep at CHS

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