The COLLEGE PUSH, an event offered to students and families twice yearly to provide information and technical assistance to students regarding planning, while in middle and high school, to be successful in secondary school and college. The PUSH invites parents and students to engage in dialogues with each other and specialists around student strengths and goals, family resources, and utilizing school and community-based assets and resources to aid in student success and well-being.
COLLEGE PUSH is coordinated with the public school systems in the greater Danbury area. Western Connecticut State University is a major contributor to the success of this event. Community non-profit organizations, civic clubs, and area businesses and corporations also contribute to sponsoring the events. COLLEGE PUSH activities are open to all students.
Facilitated large and small group dialogue between and among students and families around topical issues relating to student success; public school administrative and guidance personnel interaction with families; breakfast and lunch; workshops for students, among which have been:
Benefits to Students and Families
Benefits to The Hord Foundation
Schedule: Twice yearly
Number Served: 50 students annually
To promote the education and enhance the career opportunities of young people of African-American descent by providing post-secondary school scholarships.
The Hord Foundation, Inc is approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (C) (3) tax-exempt organization, and all donations
are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. The Hord Foundation Federal Identification Number (EIN) is 06-1359296.