PATERSON, NJ – 20 colleges and universities including Rutgers University, NJIT, Montclair State University and William Paterson University will be in Paterson on Saturday as part of a college fair hosted by the Paterson Youth Council (PYC), which is facilitated by New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC).

The college fair, offering Paterson high school students the opportunity to meet with admissions and financial aid representatives from the participating colleges and universities, and in some cases take part in onsite admission reviews to determine scholarship eligibility, will take place at the Great Falls Youth Center, 52 Front Street,  from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Registration is not required, and all high school students, and their parents, are welcome to attend the event.

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According to a statement about the event “Only ten percent of adults living in Paterson have earned a college degree. NJCDC is working to change that statistic and make college a reality of Paterson youth.

Founded in 1994, NJCDC serves over 3000 children, teens and families daily, and strives to fulfill its vision that all 8,000 children living in the Great Falls neighborhood will reach adulthood college and career ready

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