Ed Gainey(Courier Photo/J.L. Martello)

PITTSBURGH, PA – For more than 15 years, the Pittsburgh College Success Collaborative has jointly sponsored College Success 101, a one-day conference designed to aid in preparing high school sophomores and juniors in Pittsburgh Public Schools and throughout the Pittsburgh region for the college admission process. Co-sponsors CCAC, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania State University, the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh area universities are proud to announce the sixteenth annual College Success 101 conference, which will take place on Tuesday, May 13, from 9:30 a.m . – 1:30 p.m. in Community College of Allegheny County – Allegheny Campus.

College Success 101 creates unique opportunities and provides enrichment for more than 100 local high school students who have yet to reach their full potential, but are highly motivated. Students are given information on the college search process, admission criteria, financial aid and scholarships, and more. Access to admission representatives from the tri-state area is also provided at an on-site college fair. This year, representatives from over 30 colleges and universities will be in attendance.

State Rep. Ed Gainey, of the 24th Legislative District of Allegheny County, has been selected as the keynote speaker for the 16th annual College Success 101. State Rep. Gainey is a powerful advocate for higher education who has devoted his life to serving the people of his community. His inspiring words will no doubt set the tone for a day of information about higher education and future endeavors for local high school students.

College Success 101 is planned by a 18-person committee with members from Carlow University, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, The College People, The Community College of Allegheny County, LEGACY, Penn State University, The University of Pittsburgh, The Pittsburgh Promise Foundation, Point Park University, YouthWorks, and Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh.

More information on College Success 101 can be found online at

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