PASO: Project Achievement, Surpassing Obstacles


Image of Latinx Harper grad sitting on bench facing lake. Graduation cap has been decorated by hand to read "Por ustedes y para ustedes. Los amo, papa y mama

Get to know PASO, the team that helps Latinx students and families succeed at Harper.

PASO strengthens communication and provides answers to college questions for the families and supporters of our Latinx students. Together, we form a welcoming community to engage and support students through the college experience.

Attend a PASO Event

Spring 2023 - Bilingual Events

Overview of Harper College

Wednesday, February 22, 2023  6 pm - 7 pm

Whether your child or family member is starting college soon or planning for the future, meet people who are here to support Latinx families.  Get to know the PASO team while learning about Harper College and the admissions process.

Surpassing Obstacles - Helping Your Child be a Successful College Student

Monday, March 20, 2023  6 pm - 7 pm

The college experience of your child will extend beyond the classroom, but how will they know where to begin?  At this event, you will be able to speak with Harper employees who know exactly what it is like to start college for the first time.  Hear their personal stories as they share advice and information that will help your daughter or son feel confident and prepared to start college. 

Experience Harper College

Tuesday, April 18, 2023  5:30 pm - 7 pm

We invite your family to experience Harper College.  The PASO team will take your family on a tour of Harper's beautiful campus.  The tour will begin at the Cultural Center where there will be refreshments and snacks as well as the opportunity to meet with Latinx faculty and staff.  We will then take your family on a tour to explore classrooms, training labs, dining options, and student support offices dedicated to advising, university transfer and career planning.  Visit the library and learn about resources available to students in the Academic Support Center.  Check out the Health and Recreation Center where students can use the courts, pool, equipment, gaming and wellness offering for free.  Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Scholarship Workshop

Thursday, June 8, 2023  6 pm - 7 pm

Harper's scholarship application allows your child to apply for dozens of scholarships with just one form.  By submitting the scholarship application, your daugther or son will be matched automatically with numerous scholarship opportunities.  In this workshop, your family will learn about scholarships and complete the scholarship application.




Phone:  847.925.6672


Last Updated: 1/23/23