ACCON understands that the future of the community it serves depends on the accessibility of higher education to its youth. An advanced degree opens a number of opportunities in our modern-day economy, whether they be social, professional or economic. The future leaders of the Arab-American and immigrant communities will be those who have acquired the skills and leadership abilities higher education can provide. Furthermore, higher education offers an avenue to increased economic security and success, enabling families and individuals alike to improve their standard of living and thereby that of their community as well.
In order to ensure the socioeconomic advancement of the local community, ACCON administers its Higher Education Services program, which assists local youth in navigating the college admissions process. The program consists of two components: a series seminars are presented at various locations throughout Astoria designed to familiarize students with the nuts and bolts of college admissions; and personal consultations with ACCON Education Coordinator, which compliment the seminars by clarifying their content to students and assisting them personally with elements of their applications, such as personal essays and financial aid forms.
In general, there are four topics to consider when applying to college: