West New York issues proclamation for local nonprofit that offers free college assistance


The Town of West New York issued a proclamation last week for a local nonprofit that has offered free college assistance to over 80 students in the surrounding community.

Photo courtesy of Circle Match.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

” … Mayor Albio Sires and the Board of Commissioners of the Town of West New York are pleased to honor and salute Circle Match, a highly esteemed organization of our West New York Community, for their success with guiding the students at Memorial High School,” the proclamation, issued last week, says.

“Whereas, almost five years ago, Circle Match was launched with a mission to target students who are disconnected from the college-going process. Since then, the organization has provided students with various resources such as advisor-led peer cohorts, interview preparation, personalized college application strategy, and more.”

The proclamation further states that the organization is community-based, serving over 80 students from Memorial High School and other surrounding schools, leading to students being admitted to Ivy League Colleges and top 25 universities.

They were also previously named Questbridge & College Prep Scholars Program finalists.

Formerly the Tiger College Advising Team (TCAT), the group formally changed their name to Circle Match at their second annual summer dinner at Las Palmas in August.

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