At Hartman Simons, we are big believers in giving back to
the community. We are especially excited about an upcoming chance to help the
seniors of Westlake High School prepare to go to college.
College Application Night, organized by the Atlanta
Association of Legal Administrators (AALA), will take place at the
school from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The event has a
special place in our hearts: Westlake’s principal is Grant Rivera,
brother of our attorney Ryan Rivera, and our office administrator Rachelle
Jones is the chair of community relations for AALA and was one of the main
organizers of the evening.
To inform you about this fantastic evening and encourage
your participation, we have posed four questions (and helpfully supplied the
• What will
volunteers be asked to do? Volunteers will help approximately 75 students complete
their college applications. Volunteers are needed to review applications for
grammar and spelling errors, answer general career questions from the students
and provide help with interviewing skills.
AALA is hoping that a wide variety of professionals
volunteer for the evening to provide the seniors with a range of perspectives
on careers and advice on how to pursue those careers in college, Jones said.
• If I can’t
volunteer that evening, can I still help out? Yes. The evening will feature
the awarding of several scholarships – ranging in value from $250 to $1,000 –
to help students offset the costs of college books. If you are interested in
contributing a scholarship, please do so. This is a great way to help Westlake
• Whom do contact if
I want to volunteer and/or contribute a scholarship? E-mail Rachelle Jones
or call her at (770) 951-6564.
• How do I get to
Westlake? The high school is located at 2400 Union Road SW in west Atlanta.
To get there, take I-85 to the Airport/Camp Creek Parkway exit (exit number
72). Go west on Camp Creek until you reach Campbellton Road (Highway 166). Turn
left onto Campbellton and continue for one block. Then, turn left onto Union
Road. Westlake is two blocks down on the left.