Hope For Homewood -- Salvation Army College Fair Slated

Mar 14, 2013, 07:15 ET from The Salvation Army

CARNEGIE, Pa., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once again, The Salvation Army Homewood Worship and Service Center is stepping up to the plate to be a part of the solution.  The organization has slated a College Fair for Saturday, March 23rd from 1:00 pm through 3:00 pm at its 8020 Frankstown Avenue facility.  Everything from technical schools to universities will be represented at this potentially life changing event.

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"We welcome everyone in the Homewood community to take part in this important fair," said Major Mark Mackneer, The Salvation Army's Allegheny County Coordinator.  "In addition to the College Fair, our Homewood Worship and Service Center routinely offers job skills and other support training.  This facility provides valuable resources for area families and we encourage everyone to take advantage of them."

Schools participating in the College Fair include: The Art Institute of Pittsburgh; Bidwell Training Center; Bradford School; Carlow University; California University; Community College of Allegheny County; Chatham University; Duquesne University;  Edinboro University; Everest Institute; Geneva College; Grove City College; Indiana University of Pennsylvania; ITT Tech; La Roche College; Penn State University; Pittsburgh Institute of Technology; University of Pittsburgh; Point Park University; Robert Morris University; Slippery Rock University; The College Net Work; Theil College; and Triangle Tech. 

"The Salvation Army has always been committed to transforming communities by offering services and opportunities for families to achieve economic independence," said Gina Robinson, Career Development Center Director.  Robinson continued; "Our center is continuing that commitment by providing comprehensive college search and scholarship assistance to the local community. In addition to exposing families to educational opportunities, the center also offers employment resources, providing computer and internet access, and teaching resume writing and interviewing skills."

There will be breakout sessions to share informational tips on the application process, and securing financial aid (grants, scholarships, and loans.) Students are encouraged to bring their parents. For information, contact Gina Robinson at 412-242-1434 or Gina_ Robinson@use.salvationarmy.org.

Both a church and a social service organization, The Salvation Army began in London, England in 1865. Today, it provides critical services in 126 countries worldwide.  The 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division serves thousands of needy families through a wide variety of support services. To learn more about The Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania, log onto www.salvationarmy-wpa.org.  The Salvation Army … Doing the most good . . . for the most people . . . in the most need.

SOURCE The Salvation Army