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On December 6th, ACTion is holding a film screening for the documentary Personal Statement, directed by HCCS parent and filmmaker Juliane Dressner. This film follows three high school students in Brooklyn who are in the process of applying to college. Due to the lack of funding/resources available in their school, their college process becomes that much more difficult. We hope that this film will impart insight on Hunter students and parents as it reminds everyone that the college admissions process at Hunter is one of great privilege. Only a train ride away, other students in our city face a different reality.

We will start the event with refreshments & an optional activity and then begin with the screening. We are very fortunate to have also gotten the three students featured in the film to come and do an hour-long Q&A session.

“That some rich families bribe their children’s way into college is the least of our problems. We’re more concerned by the college guidance gap and the maze of applying for financial aid. It shouldn’t be that difficult, fiscally or strategically, to get college advice and to fill out the Fafsa. Higher education’s admissions system should be designed to support our success, not to suppress it.”
—Enoch Jemmott, a student in the film who now attends Queens College

  • Hosted by ACTion (in conjunction w/ HCHS Alumni Association & MOSAIC), in the auditorium (please note the change in location from room 402/424)

  • The film is 52 minutes, with some subtitles to translate spoken Spanish into English.

  • The film is appropriate for all ages.

  • A panel discussion featuring several students from the film will follow.

  • Refreshments will be provided.

  • RSVP on Eventbrite here. (Password is hawks)

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