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Pre-College Creative Writing

About Mae Ramirez | Writer, Educator, Performer, and Creative Activist

ramirez01Mae Ramirez holds an MFA in Creative Writing and a BA in English Education from California State University, Long Beach. She has designed and led writing workshops at high schools and colleges across Southern California and co-found ¡DUENDE! Long Beach, a grassroots community arts organization that provides creative programming and mentoring for youth.

She was a member of CSULB’s nationally-competing Slam Poetry team, and in July of 2012, she mentored and coached the Long Beach Youth Slam Poetry team as they participated in the week-long Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Festival in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Slash College Costs, Part II

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach
This is the final installment of a two part series on slashing college costs and Blueprint would like to thank Lynnette for writing to the pre-college program community! (To read part one, click here.)

Tip #3: Plan to Live on Campus

Lehigh Residence Halls

Lehigh University Residence Halls

I know this sounds counter-intuitive, but most students will probably fare better living on campus rather than living at home or with relatives, in order to save money at college.

How is this possible?

Simply put: studies show that students who live on campus have far better graduation rates than those who live at home or with family members. Read more