ACCIS Community Outreach Breakfast at NACAC
For those planning to host an ACCIS Common Application Workshop as well as anyone interested in getting involved with the ACCIS Community Outreach Committee, join us for breakfast at NACAC in Toronto on Thursday, September 19 before the ACCIS General Membership Meeting for a casual and fun conversation about Community Outreach. Please RSVP to Michele Davis (email@example.com) or Matt Mettille (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are able to join us so we can plan accordingly.
Thursday, September 19
Meet in the lobby of the InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel
225 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2X3, Canada
Interested in helping with Community Outreach?
Volunteer at an ACCIS Common Application Workshop this fall!
Last year, ACCIS partnered with The Common Application and piloted ACCIS Common Application Workshops in Dallas and Miami. The workshops were a huge success - http://www.accisnet.org/community-outreach.
Several ACCIS members have expressed interest in organizing an ACCIS Common Application workshop this fall in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, and Washington, D.C.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact:
Atlanta – Michele Davis (email@example.com)
Boston – Moira McKinnon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dallas – Courtney Skerritt (email@example.com)
Washington, D.C. – Matt Mettille (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you are interested in hosting a Common Application workshop this fall, please contact Michele Davis (email@example.com). Michele can pass along a guide to facilitate planning an ACCIS Common Application Workshop as well as tips for making the day a success. We hope to offer the workshops around the country this fall.
Workshops are typically held at a local independent school or a local college or university. Last year, SMU hosted the Dallas ACCIS Common Application Workshop and Ransom Everglades School hosted the ACCIS Common Application Workshop in Miami.
A handful of ACCIS members and a lot of positive energy are all that is needed once the location is confirmed. We are excited about the momentum for the ACCIS Common Application Workshops and look forward to having more spread out throughout the country this fall.
More information, including location, time, and RSVP information for the ACCIS Common Application Workshops this fall will be posted soon.
I was lucky enough to spend the morning of Saturday, November 10th with a group of seniors attending our inaugural Miami Common Application Workshop. I was curious to see how many students would show up on a Saturday morning at 9am. Ten students attending ten different high schools in Miami-Dade County arrived for the two hour plus session. They were completely engaged and so was I. I was impressed by how far along they were on their application and how approachable and eager they were to learn more. I worked one-on-one with each student, addressing their individual questions, and I was grateful to have had the opportunity to support their efforts.
I think we had a great turn out for our first workshop, and I believe that with proper planning we can expect greater success in the future. Thank you to Michele, Courtney, and Matt for inspiring and motivating me to get involved with this initiative. I am excited about the years to come and hope many more ACCIS members will join me in the next Miami CA Workshop.