Supporting Multilingual Learners/English Language Learners and their Families

Happy Spring! The College and Career Planning Team (CCPT), commits to providing you timely updates, student-level data tools and a College and Career Planning Point to support your school community. We know your offices must be a buzz with schools reopening and supporting seniors as they prepare to transition. We hope to bring you some ease by sharing some citywide resources for students. In this edition, we are focusing on supporting Multilingual Learners/English Language Learners (MLs/ELLs) and their families with Postsecondary Planning.

We’ve partnered with several Community Based Organizations to host FAFSA completion/ Financial Aid workshops in 10 different languages in the evenings and weekends of the next few weeks. Please help spread the word by sharing this flyer with students and families you know need the extra support with the Financial Aid Process in their home language. 

Additionally, the Division of Multilingual Learners in partnership with Global Kids is hosting a Spring Break Global Ready Academy for high school Multilingual Learners/English Language Learners (MLs/ELLs). The academy includes four virtual sessions with an opportunity to build community with other students, access resources, and strategies to support their postsecondary plans. The sessions will take place on March 29, March 30, March 31, and April 1. Encourage students to complete the student interest form by March 26. To learn more, please refer to the promotional flyer. For questions, please reach out to

Thank you for always sharing resources with your students. We wish you a restful and energizing Spring Break! 

Apr. To-Do List:

✓ Use the FAFSA  and TAP completion data to follow up with seniors who have not completed their financial aid forms. Refer to more resources here.
✓ Share this flyer with FAFSA completion/ Financial Aid workshops in 10 different languages with students and families.
✓ Encourage MLs/ELLsstudents to sign-up for the Spring Break Global Ready Academyby March 26.
✓ Review the Hub Supervisor Job Description and apply and/or share with qualified applicants before April 1st. 
✓ Support seniors with advocacy calls for opportunity programs, verification process and assist eligible students in beginning to fill out the NYS DREAM Act eligibility application (which will need to be finalized once students have graduated and can submit evidence of graduation).
✓Visit the CUNY Future Student Enrollment Guide to support admitted students with financial aid, advisement, and support programs.
✓ Plan and execute junior 1:1 meetings to share the action plan for a successful application process next fall.

News you can use Bulletin:

✎ Download the NYCDOE Match Tool pre-populated with your Junior class. This tool can support your juniors with finding the best match schools/programs to apply to. Please note DOE Login is required to access student data.
✎ Share these “12 questions every student should ask their School Counselor” in 9 DOE languages. 
✎ TheDream.US Director of Advocacy, Communications and Development Gaby Pacheco wrote a Miami Herald op-ed calling on the U.S. Congress to pass legislation authorizing citizenship for DREAMers.
✎ The New York Times is seeking college application essays about money, work, or social class. Students can submit their essays for potential publication here. The deadline is April 26, and writers will be paid the paper’s normal freelance rate.✎ APIA Scholars President Noel Harmon wrote a statement about why this is the moment to stand up and be a part of the solution to end violence and racist acts against members of the Asian and Pacific Islander American community. Additional resources from National College Attainment Network (NCAN)below:





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