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Special Populations Support Grant Workshop

Recipients of the Special Populations Support Grant (SPSG) were required to attend the grant overview workshop at Heartland Community College in Normal on October 22, 2014.   During this interactive workshop, we discussed effective research strategies and explored institutions’ core indicator data and the performance of special population groups.  Closely examining the data helps reveal the root causes… Continue Reading

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Paralegal Studies New Look Project

In February of 2014, we hosted the formation of the Student/Alumni Paralegal Organization.  The students requested this organization in the past, and we accommodated their request.  The purpose of the organization was to allow the students to invite speakers for continuing education opportunities and to network amongst each other.  The initial meeting was a huge… Continue Reading

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Women in Manufacturing

In an effort to increase awareness and interest among women in non-traditional career programs, Waubonsee focused on Women in Manufacturing with the FY 14 New Look Project. The team’s goal was to learn more about women currently enrolled in non-traditional courses and create opportunities for them to hear from and network with female role models… Continue Reading

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Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success

Title of resource, project, or practice: Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success Name(s), Title(s), and Affiliation of Leader(s): Andress St. Rose, AAUW, and Catherine Hill, AAUW Please provide an overview of the resource.: Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success (2013) explores an underappreciated part of our higher education system. The report looks at… Continue Reading

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Edge Foundation

The Edge Foundation’s primary mission is to provide access to qualified, professional coaches for students with ADHD as part of their multi-modal treatment program. Coaching has been proven to be an effective means for dealing with some of the symptoms of ADHD and can give a young person the edge necessary to achieve his or… Continue Reading

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The Autism Spectrum Institute

The Autism Spectrum Institute is an organization which provides supportive education programs and trains pre-service and teacher educators as well as parents and families of children and youth with autism spectrum disorders. Autism Spectrum Institute Website

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GPS for Perkins IV Special Populations Executive Summary

This document provides resources for Perkins professionals seeking understanding of the 2006 law and its impact on special populations in the state of Illinois. GPS for Perkins IV Special Populations

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FY13 Waubonsee CC SUCCESS New Look Project

The New Look Project, Administrative Office SUCCESS: Building Self-Confidence, Understanding, Courage, Charity, Esteem, Self-Acceptance and a Sense of Direction targets single parents, displaced homemakers and the economically disadvantaged. Students in the Administrative Office Systems (AOS) program are disproportionately plagued by financial problems, child care difficulties, inadequate transportation, domestic violence issues and conflicting school and work… Continue Reading

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FY13 SVCC R.N. Ready New Look Project

This program was geared toward students in the SVCC Nursing program who were at least one of the following: low socioeconomic, single parent or ESL. These students all failed one Nursing class which would set them back and put them at risk of failing the NCLEX Nursing Exam. We chose the Virtual ATI program to… Continue Reading

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FY13 Kishwaukee College New Look Project

The project, “Partnerships for Progress,” targeted Perkins Special Populations, such as single parents and economically disadvantaged residents in DeKalb County, Illinois. The project consisted of three presentations about special training and opportunities in manufacturing within DeKalb County. The presentations were hosted at two local agencies serving special populations. The workshops were catered brunches which created… Continue Reading

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