Carmen Duran

Education Justice

2018

Project THIS is a multi-year school-wide project intending to bring higher education application advising to local Philadelphia public high school seniors who have been directly impacted by the incarceration of a parent. Students who have been impacted by the incarceration of a close family member face many barriers to entry for the college application process, one being a lack of support system or guidance for the process. Project THIS seeks to address this barrier by providing hands-on support and guidance for the college application process, addressing steps to be taken for the Common Application, essay writing, financial aid, scholarships, etc. This will look like providing training and presentations to students, as well as one-on-one support. Project THIS will help broaden higher education accessible to students who are often overlooked in the push towards college enrollment and achievement.