Persaud to host College Resource Fair

Senator Roxanne Persaud.
Photo by Tangerine Clarke

Brooklyn Senator Roxanne J. Persaud will host on Saturday her annual Senate District 19 College Resource Fair, featuring dozens of colleges and representatives from across New York and other states.

The senator’s College Resource Fair will be held in partnership with the Department of Education, Senator Julia Salazar, Assemblymember Charles Barron and the Cypress Hills Development Corporation.

The event takes place, at the Thomas Jefferson Educational Campus, 400 Pennsylvania Ave., Brooklyn, from on May 18 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.

Persaud, who represents the 19th Senatorial District, said there will be free giveaways for guests, dozens of colleges and representatives in attendance, and a presentation by Maisha Challenger, Federal Student Aid Specialist from the Department of Education.

“Families and students will be able to discover educational opportunities and meet with admissions personnel, as well as learn more about the FAFSA form, scholarships and other financial aid,” the Guyanese-born Persaud said.

“It’s important that are kids are coming out to learn what college is all about and what opportunities are out there,” she added. “Getting a college education is valuable and indispensable. However, it is not for everyone, and we will have job resources and other services available as well.”

Persaud said the annual Senate District 19 College Resource Fair aims to guide “our students in finding the right path for their futures and help unlock their potentials,” stating that it is “always open to everyone.”

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