Independent College Counselor/Volunteer at West Adams
Robin Kurtzman graduated from UCLA in 1983 with a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communications. She has 3 grown daughters who are 30, 27, and 22 and who all attended Oakwood School in North Hollywood. For the 20 years that her daughters attended Oakwood, Robin was involved in a variety of school activities like serving as a member of the Board of Trustees and its Development Committee, as well as serving as the volunteer President of the Parent Organization.
Once her eldest daughter began college, Robin went back to school through UCLA extension to obtain her credential in college counseling. She finished the program 10 years ago and worked for several years as an independent college counselor. A friend introduced Robin to LA’s Promise, who met with Jamila Salisberry and began volunteering at West Adams Preparatory High School. Robin has worked there for the last 3 years, and now has a firm grasp of the students, school and how she best can support student college going. For example, this year Robin and Jamila has introduced a program for the most dedicated students educating them on the benefits of private schools and having them work on their Common Application earlier than in prior years with the hope that West Adams Prep High School will have more students applying to private institutions. Robin has also volunteered with College Match and the Posse Foundation and has helped to bring both of these organizations on to the West Adams Prep campus.
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