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Roadtrip Nation to Visit Altierus Career College October 24

Event Designed to Inspire Students to Reach Their Postsecondary Education and Career Goals

Houston, Tx– On Oct. 24, current and prospective college students will gather at Altierus Career College’s Houston campus for an event designed to inspire them to reach their education and career goals, and explore how various education pathways can help them get there.

The event will center around content from "One Step Closer," Roadtrip Nation’s latest documentary that chronicles the journey of three young adults as they travel the country interviewing inspiring leaders including veteran journalist Jim Lehrer; NASA scientist Diana Trujillo; and Obama administration White House Social Secretary and activist Deesha Dyer.

Students will learn about the importance of finding one’s passion and developing their own goals for the future. They will also have the opportunity to tour the Roadtrip Nation’s Big Green RV — the vehicle that carried the three student roadtrippers on their cross-country journey.

Schedule:   10 a.m. Interactive activities and documentary preview

11:15 a.m. Live onstage interview with local community leader

11:30 a.m. RV tour

Location:    Altierus Career College-Bissonnet

9700 Bissonnet St.

Houston, TX 77036 

This event and documentary are both made possible with the support of ECMC Foundation, a national postsecondary foundation with a mission to inspire and facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes — especially among underserved populations — through evidence-based innovation. The Foundation is affiliated with Zenith Education Group, a nonprofit provider of Altierus Career College. The event is part of a larger cross-country screening tour of Roadtrip Nation’s "One Step Closer" documentary, with tour stops hosted by ECMC Group affiliates and partners and ECMC Foundation grantees.

About Altierus Career College
Altierus Career College is a dedicated community that fully equips students to thrive. With campuses in Tampa, FL, Norcross, GA, and Houston, TX, Altierus helps students build strong professional and personal skills through 1:1 guidance and a community of students accountable to each other and faculty to help them stay on track throughout their journey. Altierus is part of Zenith Education Group, a nonprofit career education system that builds better student experiences through new programs, campus improvements, grants and scholarships. For more information, visit www.altierus.edu.

About ECMC Foundation
ECMC Foundation is a Los Angeles-based, nationally focused foundation whose mission is to inspire and to facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes — especially among underserved populations — through evidence-based innovation. It is one of several affiliates under the ECMC Group enterprise based in Minneapolis. ECMC Foundation makes investments in two focus areas: College Success and Career Readiness; and uses a spectrum of funding structures, including strategic grantmaking and program-related investments, to invest in both nonprofit and for-profit ventures. Working with grantees, partners and peers, ECMC Foundation’s vision is for all learners to unlock their fullest potential. Learn more about ECMC Foundation by visiting www.ecmcfoundation.org and ECMC Group by visiting www.ecmcgroup.org.

About Roadtrip Nation
"What should I do with my life?" For over 15 years, we here at Roadtrip Nation have made it our mission to help people answer this question. We’re a career exploration organization, but the tools we create go beyond how to make a living; they’re about how to live life. Through bestselling books, a long-running documentary series, and educational curricula, Roadtrip Nation shows people how to turn the things they like into careers they love—and how to overcome obstacles along the way. Learn more about Roadtrip Nation at www.roadtripnation.com.

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