UNCF / YMCA 9th Annual Portfolio Project

Saturday, August 23, 2014
About This Event:

Program Sessions: August 23, 2014 - November 8, 2014
Extended Application Deadline: July 7, 2014

The college application process can be very daunting. Researching the schools, compiling the necessary information, requesting recommendations--and don't forget finding the resources to pay the tuition. Applying to college requires a systematic approach and adequate assistance. The Portfolio Project can help you get the process started.

UNCF in partnership with the YMCA will host the ninth annual UNCF Portfolio Project. The mission of the Portfolio Project is to increase the number of minority and low-income college and scholarship applicants from Washington State. The Portfolio Project provides a 10-week introductory boot-camp that guides 11th and 12th grade high school students through the college and scholarship application process.

The weekly Saturday sessions start with orientation on August 23 and end with the program celebration on November 8, 2014. Saturday Sessions start at 12:00 pm and end at 3:00 pm. Students are allowed two excused absences. Lunch is provided at each session and transportation assistance is available. The sessions introduce students, mentors, and parents/guardians to a new topic and allow students time to work with their mentors to complete parts of their portfolios. At the end of the program, students will have completed portfolios that they can use to apply for colleges and scholarships. The Portfolio Project teaches students how to make appropriate college choices and exposes students to Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

All Portfolio Project students who complete the program will be eligible for the Portfolio Project Scholarship.

Marysville, YMCA Teen Center (6420 60th Drive NE Marysville, WA 98270)
Seattle, Douglass-Truth Library (2300 E Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122)
Tacoma, Lincoln High School (701 S 37th Street Tacoma, WA 98418)

How to apply:
Portfolio Project Student Application Download Click Here

Portfolio Project Mentor Application Download Click Here
(Perspective mentors must complete a YMCA Volunteer Application as part of the mentor application if they have not volunteered for the YMCA in the last 8 months)

Marysville YMCA Volunteer Application Click Here
Seattle YMCA Volunteer Application Click Here
Tacoma YMCA Volunteer Application Click Here

For more information, please contact Chieko Phillips at (206) 292-8859 or uncf.portfolioproject@gmail.com

Program Sponsors

Marysville - YMCA Teen Center, Seattle - Douglass-Truth Library and Tacoma - Lincoln High School will be the location of this event.

UNCF Walk, Run, Bike for Education - Seattle

Saturday, August 30, 2014
About This Event:

Featuring the UNCF BBQ Cook-Off and Kids Happy Hour

In its fifth year since 2000, the Seattle UNCF Walk, Run, Bike for Education is a broad-based community fundraising event in which corporations and organizations can sponsor/underwrite and/or individuals can recruit family members, friends and co-workers to participate in this non-competitive walk/run/bike to raise much needed funds for UNCF. Everyone who believes that "A mind is a terrible thing to waste" should come out and invest in Better Futures for our young people - college degrees.

UNCF currently supports more than 500 students from the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. The 5K walk/run and 10K family bike will start at Edwin T. Pratt Park in Central District neighborhood of Seattle. The day will also feature the fourth annual UNCF BBQ Cook-Off for Education and Kids Happy Hour.

To register as a team or individual or for more information visit give.uncf.org/seattlewalk for your chance to win four roundtrip tickets on Alaska Airlines and other great prizes!

Event Major Sponsors

Pratt Park will be the location of this event.

UNCF Black College Fair

Wednesday, October 08, 2014
About This Event:

At this event, high school students, transfer students, and parents will have the opportunity to meet with recruiters and alumni groups from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Pacific Northwest colleges and universities; and local community educational organizations. Portfolio Project students have the opportunity to present their portfolios to recruiters, and in some cases recruiters can admit students on-site.

For more information contact our office.

To learn more about this event click www.uncf.org/uncfcollegefairseattle
Northwest African American Museum will be the location of this event.