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College Hispanic American Students (CHAS) at Southern Methodist University would like to invite students to their annual college-prep conference called "Avance" in collaboration with the Latino Leadership Initiative at SMU. Dallas area high school students will attend informative workshops with university professors, learn about financial aid, hear success stories from students and hear a motivational speech at the end. Our goal is to inform students about higher education even if SMU does not become a top choice school for them.
Avance will take place Saturday, April 15th at the James M. Collins Executive Education Center (3150 Binkley Ave. Dallas, TX 75275) on the SMU campus from 8:30 am until 3:30pm.
Students are asked to register at tinyurl.com/AVANCE2017.
Provide a valid email address as transportation plans and waivers will be sent out through that medium.
Registration will be capped at 120 students so the sooner they sign up, the better.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
PORTRAITS: Attention Underclassmen!
9th ANNUAL PROM CLOSET 2017
March 28-30 (Tues.-Thurs.) & April 1 (Sat.)
St. Andrew United Methodist Church
St. Andrew UMC invites financially challenged girls to prom shopping days. Only requirement: girls must be present to select their dresses and accessories.
WHAT: St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano invites all girls from ANYWHERE in need of a prom dress to come to the 9th Annual Prom Closet to select a dress and accessories, all at no cost. Dresses sized 0 to 28 are available to choose from, many of which have never been worn. Only requirement: girls must be present to select their dresses/accessories.
Community members, businesses, organizations, and local groups have donated dresses, shoes, wraps, jewelry, handbags, and other accessories for this annual event, organized and operated by The St. Andrew United Methodist Women. The Prom Closet was created to provide a unique shopping experience for young ladies who because of finances would be unable to attend prom. Prom Closet organizers and volunteers confirm that not only is the need great, but the impact the dress makes on the girl and her family is immeasurable.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If interested in donating to Prom Closet, please bring donations of dresses, shoes, and other accessories to St. Andrew UMC, and drop them off in Room 133.
FACEBOOK: Prom Closet: St.Andrew UMC
WHEN: March 28-30 (Tues.-Thurs.) 4 – 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 1, 9 a.m. – noon.
WHERE: St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 1401 Mira Vista Drive, Plano, TX, 75093, in Smith Worship Center. (East side of church, Mira Vista and Plano Parkway; park in parking lot off of Mira Vista)
This year is the 9th year of the Prom Closet, organized by the St. Andrew United Methodist Women. The first year, the Prom Closet provided 35 dresses to local high school girls, and last year over 800 girls received dresses and accessories, all donated by community members, local groups, corporations, and businesses. Any girls from anywhere – even beyond the DFW area – may come to the Prom Closet.
Helena Ingram, a Junior at Woodrow, has developed a volunteer site, findvolunteerships.com
Findvolunteerships.com provides Woodrow students a place to easily find and sign up for volunteer opportunities, specifically tutoring & mentoring local elementary school students. Mount Auburn has posted times for Woodrow students to sign up.
She'd like it to benefit as many students as quickly as possible. Mount Auburn would love to have volunteers as early as next week (10/3 - 10/7)!