CONGRESSMAN ADRIANO ESPAILLAT HOLDS PRESS CONFERENCE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN SUPPORT OF UPWARD BOUND PROGRAMS

May 9, 2017
Press Release
Press Event Comes on Heels of Dept. of Education’s Refusal to Support Upward Bound Programs at Columbia Following Grant Application Formatting Changes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (TOMORROW) Wednesday, 10, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. EDT Congressman Adriano Espaillat will hold a press conference at Columbia University, Double Discovery Center, located in Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 to discuss the recent decision by the Department of Education and Secretary Betsy DeVos to reject Columbia’s grant application for Upward Bound program funding based on minor line-spacing and font-size errors.

Rep. Espaillat has been a staunch critic of Sec. DeVos’ decision to reject applications and has joined Rep. José E. Serrano and congressional colleagues in letters pushing for these applications to be reconsidered. 

This event is open press.

WHO:             Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13)                       

WHAT:          Press conference on Department of Education decision to deny support of Upward Bound program funding at Columbia University

WHEN:          Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. EDT

WHERE:       Columbia University - Double Discovery Center

                        Lerner Hall

                        2920 Broadway, 3rd Floor

                        New York, NY 10027

Media RSVP to EspaillatPress@mail.house.gov

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