HDF and Bishop Ward: Groundbreaking New College Readiness Programs


Bishop Ward is excited to partner with the Hispanic Development Fund (HDF) to ensure that all students and families are receiving high-quality, bilingual, and culturally relevant college preparation programming. During the 2019-2020 academic year, HDF will provide a variety of services to Bishop Ward students and families.

We will offer several bilingual family workshops, beginning with a Family College Day on Sunday, September 15th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This program includes a 10 a.m. Mass, lunch, college fair, financial aid program, and a presentation by HDF on how to have a successful academic year at Bishop Ward. Bishop Ward will be offering a FAFSA Workshop in October, as well as Scholarship Workshops in January & February of 2020.  In the spring of 2020, Bishop Ward will host a “How to Support Your College Student workshop”. HDF will offer a Bilingual Family College Tour to 7 regional campus throughout 2019. The current schedule for these tours is as follows: 

HDF Bilingual Family College Tour

College Campus Visit

Date & Time

Special Events

University of Missouri – Kansas City

Saturday, September 21

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

UMKC Soccer Game at 2:00 p.m.

University of Kansas

Saturday, September 28

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.


University of Saint Mary

Saturday, October 5

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Homecoming Football Game

University of Central Missouri

Saturday, October 12

Time TBD

Homecoming Football Game

Emporia State University

Saturday, November 2

Time: TBD

- Dia De Los Muertos Parade

- Football Game

Johnson County Community College

Saturday, November 9

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Donnelly College



Date/Timed TBD


We are excited to be partnering with HDF to provide these enriching workshops to help equip the families of our students as they make plans for college. We hope you join us for the inaugural event, Family College Day on Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m!