Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Volunteers needed for Garcetti/Belmont High School Cash for College workshop

My office is seeking volunteers who are available this Saturday, February 26, to assist with a Cash for College workshop that we are co-sponsoring with Belmont High School. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At the workshop, volunteers will help local students access financial aid for college by providing to students and their families one-on-one assistance with completing the federal student financial aid application.

State and federal funding to help college students goes unused every year simply because their families can't figure out how to properly complete the complicated FAFSA form. Just a few hours of volunteer work could mean the difference between a student being able to afford college or not.

For more information or to sign up to volunteer for a shift, please contact Ryan Carpio at 323-957-4500 or ryan.carpio@lacity.org.