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  • CH Director on Native America Calling

    Executive Director Carmen Lopez, was recently featured on a Native America Calling show focused on scholarships. On the show, she and other speakers detail steps that students can take to secure funding to make college more affordable. Take a listen to the show that was recorded on October 4, 2016 at the following link:

  • College Horizons featured on NPR national news show!

    Listen to our segment on All Things Considered from NPR News using the following link!

    Claudio Sanchez, a news correspondent from NPR, spent the better part of a week with us at our 2016 program at Lawrence University. This is what he saw. Tip: Be sure to listen to the audio from the show since it contains the voices of our students and more content than the written article! 

    College Horizons is a program of heart - take a listen to our students share their stories on their fluid identities, preparing for college, being teenagers and strengthening their families, communities and Nations through education. Thank you Claudio Sanchez and NPR for listening. We are thrilled for the coverage as we prepare to launch our CH Annual Fund Campaign in just a few short weeks - stay tuned!
  • 2017 Host Sites and Dates Announcement

    (Photo courtesy of Whitman College)

    College Horizons is very proud to announce our host universities for summer 2017!  We are pleased to announce that in 2017, College Horizons students will have the opportunity to attend one of two programs at either Princeton University in Princeton, NJ or Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. These two programs compliment each other very nicely by offering us a west coast and east coast option. The application for these programs will be released by October 15, 2016.  Sign up early to receive an application as soon as it becomes available on our Apply Page.

    The 2017 dates for each program are as follows: June 17-23 for Princeton University and July 8-14 for the Whitman College program. Each program will be 6 days long and bring up to 100 Native students to campus for our annual crash course on the college application process. 

    For tips on applying to College Horizons in 2017, join us as we host an informational webinar on October 12, 2016 from 1pm to 1:30pm MST. A Q&A session will follow the webinar for those able to stay.  This webinar is intended to provide information for prospective applicants to the program, parents and educators. For a full description and for info regarding upcoming webinars, please see our Webinar page. 

  • CH Hires Amelia Caté Former VISTA Volunteer

    Nothing makes our team more happy than welcoming an invaluable staff member to our ranks! Today we celebrate the hiring of Amelia Caté, who has served as our AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer during the previous two years. Today, she occupies her new position as Program Associate and in this role Amelia will oversee many important aspects of our annual programming and organizational data processes. 

    (Photo: Three women pose for photo in front of clocktower on Amherst College campus. Amelia Caté is pictured on left, Sara Cohen of Amherst Admissions center, CH staff member Christine Suina on right at our Amherst 2016 program.)

    Amelia shares some thoughts on her recent transition, "Serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA for College Horizons for the past two years has provided me tremendous knowledge, growth and experience. I chose to work with College Horizons because I want to continue making impact to students and families in our native communities. I know what it’s like to be the first in my family to attend college and not know anything about the college admissions process. It was scary to even consider going to college because I felt that I could not do it, until I found College Horizons. I would not be where I am today if I had not attended College Horizons 8 years ago. Now that I’ve made it through, I want to help students that are going through the same doubts and struggles as I once did in high school. By paying it forward, I hope that my service to our students can help them achieve their goals in higher education so that they too can graduate from college, return to their communities and improve their nations. I am extremely proud to be a part of this amazing program. College Pride, Native Pride!” 

    Caté's contributions have been noticed by fellow staff members too. "Amelia has really proven her worth to our organization. In two years, her contributions have allowed us to expand and solidify various components of our programming. Her attention to detail, solid work ethic and history with our organization, among other standout qualities, make us extremely lucky to have her," offered co-worker, Hilary Abe. 

    The Staff and Board of College Horizons would like to extend a very warm welcome to Amelia and express our deep thanks and appreciation for her previous contributions as an AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer.

    You can learn more about Amelia by visiting our CH Staff page.

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