Volunteers needed for Dunbar HS college application campaign

Volunteers will be asked to assist students in a classroom setting as they navigate applications for a week, starting Monday, Oct. 23. By the end of the week, Oct. 27, our goal is that 100 percent of the Dunbar seniors have completed at least one college application. Students who have not already started will be asked to get underway by completing the Baltimore City Community College application—Mayor Pugh recently announced that the first two years at BCCC will be free! Of course, some students are already working on other applications, but the BCCC application is a good way to get seniors who are nervous about applying more familiar and comfortable with the process. Some students may also need help getting their FAFSA started. Note that counselors and teachers will be on hand in the room to address any issues you can't answer.

The sign-up form for volunteers is online.

Volunteers are needed at the school (1400 Orleans St., Baltimore 21231, adjacent to the East Baltimore campus) on the following days and times.

Monday, Oct. 23
8:15 to 9:15 a.m.
9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 25
12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
1:15 to 2:15 p.m.
2:15 to 3:15 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 26
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 27
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
10:15 to 11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
1:15 to 2:15 p.m.

The goal of the college application campaign is to increase the number of first-generation students, low-income students, and others underrepresented in higher education. Volunteers will provide hands-on assistance to high school seniors as they complete college applications.

If you have any questions, contact Dunbar's College Access Program specialist, Zak Persing, at zpersing@collegeboundfoundation.org or 443-274-7893. Alternatively, you can contact Susan Flora, Dunbar Hopkins Health Partnership Program manager, at sflora3@jhu.edu.