MAYOR NUTTER TO ANNOUNCE OPENING OF NEW PHILLYGOES2COLLEGE OFFICE AND WEBSITE

WHO:    Mayor Michael A. Nutter
State Senator Shirley Kitchen
Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, Chair, Education Committee
Dr. Lori Shorr, Chief Education Officer, Mayor’s Office of Education
Barbara Mattleman, Coordinator, PhillyGoes2College, Mayor’s Office of Education
Terri White, Higher Education Advisor, Mayor Office of Education
Tom Butler, Moderator, College Prep Roundtable
Kimberly Lowe, Graduate Philadelphia Participant, Chestnut Hill College
Khareif Williams, Senior, Simon Gratz High School
More than 100 higher education professionals, advocates and program representatives

WHAT:    Mayor Nutter will announce the opening of the new PhillyGoes2College Office
and launch an accompanying website. The PhillyGoes2College office will be a“3-1-1” information source for the college bound. PhillyGoes2College, the first one-stop college access referral service of its kind in the nation that will occupy the halls of government, will be located on the ground floor of City Hall. A companion PhillyGoes2College website will also go live on February 23, 2010.  On-line or at the new office, Philadelphians with college hopes will have a comprehensive source of information on college selection and scholarship availability as well as assistance with navigating the financial aid process. The service is available to current students and adults with some college credits who wish to go back and complete college and to adults with no college credits who want to earn a degree.

WHERE:    Mayor’s Reception Room, Room 202, City Hall; Ribbon-Cutting in Room 115

WHEN:    Tuesday, February 23, 2010         10:30am

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