Hillside Work Scholarship Connection Holds Senior Luncheon

Hillside Work Scholarship Connection Holds Senior Luncheon
Posted on 01/03/2018
Student receives letter from MVCCIn its fourth year in the Rome City School District, the Hillside Work Scholarship Connection (HWSC) will see its first group of seniors graduate from RFA in June. To celebrate, Hillside held a luncheon for 50 seniors at MVCC in Rome on December 15th.

James Price, Manager of Operations for HWSC welcomed guests and students. “We are here to recognize our seniors for all the hard work they have put in and encourage them to keep working hard until graduation in June,” he said.

In addition to the luncheon, 19 students were awarded acceptance letters from MVCC; Liz Doherty from MVCC Career Services facilitated a workshop, Career and College Exploration and students also participated in other fun activities.

Seniors also had an opportunity to participate in a speed networking workshop, which is a great opportunity for students to learn and practice having important conversations with community members from local organizations. “We give the students prompts to start the conversation and have it go from there. The activity forces the students to be a little out of their comfort zone but gives them the opportunity to gain necessary skills for after high school,” said Phoebe Weigand, RFA Team Manager for HWSC. Representatives from Kris-Tech Wire, Co.; Workforce Development; BOCES Consortium of Continuing Education; The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc.; YMCA, Rome Community Foundation, First Source Federal Credit Union; and the Rome Board of Education participated.

For nearly 30 years, Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection (HW-SC) has helped students overcome the barriers that cause them to drop out and abandon their education. They change the norm for students and families living in generational poverty by giving them necessary guidance and the tools to be successful in school – expanding their access to education and employment opportunities. Hillside: Graduation. College. Career.

Hillside senior lunch portraits

speed networking

students listtening

acceptance letters to MVCC
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