Are you organized, flexible, detail-oriented, energetic and compassionate? Do you love working with Newark’s youth and are you excited by the prospect of helping them pursue and complete their education after high school? If so, you might be who we are looking for to join our team as a part-time Associate Director of Programming with a focus on advising juniors and seniors! Overarching responsibilities of this position include: implementation, management and evaluation of projects and programs; spokesperson for A Call to College; developing student relationships and providing informed advising; and leading and collaborating with multiple teams. Some specific program responsibilities include: Advising; New Model Development, Training, Communication and Oversight; Workforce Development Liasion, Summer Melt, Campus Visits, and Financial Aid and FAFSA advising.

Please see the link below for a general job description. Also linked is our A Call to College employment application. Please email your completed employment application along with your resume and cover letter to Tara Houdeshell, Executive Director at [email protected]. All other questions and inquiries should also be forwarded to Tara. Thank you for your interest!

“To assure every Newark City Schools student the opportunity to pursue and complete education after high school.”


Last Dollar Grant 2024-2025

Please submit your application for the Last Dollar Grant via the link below. Students submitting the additional required documents (the FAFSA Submission Summary and the Financial Aid Award Letter) may drop them off to the A Call to College office at Newark High School or submit them electronically to [email protected].  All emailed documents should include the student’s full name, and should be sent in .PDF or .jpeg format.
Materials may also be mailed directly to: A Call to College, 314 Granville St, Newark, OH  43055

KBYO (Know Before You Owe)

These appointments are designed to help students, parents and guardians understand the individual cost of any colleges being considered. Sign up today for a one-on-one appointment so that we can review your financial aid offers together. Sessions may be conducted via Zoom or in-person in the A Call to College Office depending on staff/student availability. 

Register HERE for your free appointment with an A Call to College staff member today! Parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Student Appointment Request

Do you need to speak to someone before your next scheduled advising session? Please complete the Student Appointment Request form.

A Call to College Campus Visits and Registration

Our goal is to provide juniors and seniors with opportunities to attend an out of county campus visit as well as local campus options.  The best way to determine the school that that fits you best is to do an in-person visit.  All scheduled visits are dependent upon the college, CDC and NCS district health guidelines at the time of the visit. If a change is required you will be notified by A Call to College staff.

Big Future Activities

Go to https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/ and use the activity sheets to get ready for college, college planning and financial aid.

Campus Visits

As you begin or continue your college search it is always a good idea to visit several campuses to get an idea of what you like, or don't like, in a school. Is the college size important to you? Do you feel at home there? What are the dorms or dining halls like?

Below we have compiled a list, with links , to the 20 most popular Ohio schools with Newark City School students. You can contact them to schedule a virtual tour. Don't see a school there? Look at the map of Ohio colleges and universities below. If you see one you like, you can simply go to that particular college website and search "campus visits" or contact us and we will help you navigate a virtual campus or you can schedule an in person tour. 
Virtual College Exploration, provided by The Ohio Association for College Admissions Counseling allows you to explore even more colleges!

Colleges from within and outside of Ohio are presenting an interactive virtual experience to visit with Admissions Counselors and attend informational sessions. Filter your searches, then click the Student Registration button to register for any of the sessions available. Start your search here https://www.strivescan.com/ohio/   *Note: if there is a session you missed it is not too late, they are all recorded to watch later.

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