Resources

For Students

College Board – To sign up for SATs, learn more about AP classes and exams, and begin to make a college plan.

ACT Student – To sign up for the ACT and get help with college/career planning (Different colleges/universities have different testing requirements–some may require the SATs, while others allow you to take the ACT instead. For more on the differences between ACT and SAT click here).

College Prowler – College rankings based on reviews direct from the students, with criteria ranging from “Best Dorm Atmosphere” to “Most Caring Professors.”

California Colleges – A great resource for college and career planning in California, especially for students.

New Futuro – A comprehensive bilingual guide to planning for college, with a detailed 10-step plan; valuable information and resources for undocumented students; a scholarship tracker to help find money to pay for school.

US Department of Labor- Bureau of Labor Statistics – Resources for students to explore potential career options based on their personal interests; learn about the average pay you can expect to make based on your career prospects, and what kind of work environments are typical for people in your career field.

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) – All students seeking financial assistance to pay for school MUST complete the FAFSA.

First In the Family – Planning checklists, hard facts and valuable tips for students who are the first in their family to attend college; designed to provide support to both current high school students AND current first-generation students.

ITC College Options Workshop – UCs and CSUs A-G Requirements Comparison, College Options Workshop Handout, (updated) College Options Workshop Powerpoint (resources compiled by Alison Blume and Bonnie Gordon).

University of California Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) – A collection of downloadable guides and invaluable online resources to help students prepare for admissions into the UCs.

Khan Academy – Learn by watching! Free video lessons on virtually every high school subject. Create an account and monitor your progress.

My Next Move / Mi Proximo Paso – Browse careers you find interesting to learn more about them, or fill out a survey to figure out which is the right field for you.

CSU Mentor Application PowerPoint – A brief introduction to the CSU Mentor website.

For Parents

FinAid – a resource to help you and your family understand the financial aid process.

New Futuro’s Parent Corner – an entirely bilingual guide to supporting your child through the process; dozens of helpful articles about all aspects of researching, applying, and paying for college.

En Camino – a comprehensive toolkit of educational resources that support Spanish-speaking families’ aspirations for education and educational attainment.

Khan Academy – Create an account to keep track of your child’s academic progress and help them through their various class subjects.

Plaza de la Raza – Over 500 dance, music, and visual arts classes are offered throughout the year at Plaza de la Raza. Click for more on the free/affordable programs for youth (located at Lincoln Park).

Lincoln Heights Public Library – Learn more about the programs and events being held at the Lincoln Height Public Library, including free printing and online tutoring for students every Monday through Thursday, 3:30-5:30pm (2530 Workman St.).

Self Help Graphics & Art – Located in Boyle Heights, Self Help Graphics & Art hosts free art classes, workshops, and events for the entire family (1300 E First St.).

Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club – The Boys and Girls Club offers a wide variety of programs for kids and teens (2635 Pasadena Ave.).

Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council – The LHNC exists to empower community stakeholders (i.e. anyone who lives, works, or owns property in Lincoln Heights) to take an active role in local community planning and organizing.

Friends of the L.A. River – A non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the historic heritage of the Los Angeles River.