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Support and Empowerment Program at McLennan Community College

  The Support and Empowerment Program (SEP) at McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas, began in 1979 as a community service of the Junior League of Waco, Inc. Since that time the program has helped more than 7,000 students discover within themselves the strength to begin a new life. The Mission of the Support and… Continue Reading

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Project STRIDE at Manchester Community College

  Project STRIDE is for single parents, single pregnant women and displaced homemakers who are matriculated at Manchester Community College in Manchester, New Hampshire. It is funded though the Carl Perkins Federal grant and provides student support as well as financial support through support groups and workshops for qualifying students in select majors. Any single parent… Continue Reading

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New Beginnings at Northeast Community College

  New Beginnings is a unique program at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska, that prepares and supports individuals enrolled in a non-traditional program of study for their gender, as well as single parents and displaced homemakers, to achieve their education, training and career goals. Students of both genders need expanded job options. Gender and… Continue Reading

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Metropolitan College at Jefferson Community and Technical College

  Metropolitan College is a joint education-workforce-economic development initiative among the Jefferson Community and Technical College (JCTC) in Louisville, the University of Louisville, Louisville Metro and State of Kentucky governments, and the region’s largest employer, UPS.  Acknowledged by the U.S. Department of Labor for best practices in innovative solutions to workforce development, Metropolitan College and… Continue Reading

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Building Bridges to Success at Galveston College

  Building Bridges to Success (BBS) at Galveston College in Galveston, Texas, is a Student Support Services program funded by the U.S. Department of Education that provides intensive academic and student support services to currently enrolled first generation, low-income, or disabled students. Program objectives include: to increase retention rates, to increase course completion rates, to increase… Continue Reading

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Extended Opportunity Programs and Services at Sierra College

  Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) at Sierra College in Rocklin, California, is a college success, counseling support program for low income and educationally disadvantaged students. EOPS makes available to all qualified students a program of academic support by providing academic, career and personal counseling, instruction and referrals for tutoring as needed to ensure college success…. Continue Reading

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Carl Perkins Textbook Lending Program at Sowela Technical Community College

  The Carl Perkins Textbook Lending Program at Sowela Technical Community College in Lake Charles, Louisiana, was established through the Office of Student Support Services to assist students who are unable to purchase textbooks to begin their courses. With the assistance of Carl Perkins funds and a private grant, students can request assistance with borrowing… Continue Reading

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Single Parents and Displaced Homemakers Program at Kapi’olani Community College

  The Single Parents and Displaced Homemakers (SPDH) program at Kapi’olani Community College in Honolulu provides support and services to single parents or displaced homemakers to help them gain marketable skills that will lead to economic self-sufficiency. The program receives federal funds from the Carl Perkins Vocational Education Act. Services include career and personal counseling,… Continue Reading

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Assistive Technology Initiative at Middlesex Community College

  The Assistive Technology (AT) initiative at Middlesex Community College in Bedford, Massachusetts, involves a collaboration between Disability Support Services (DSS) and Academic Affairs, Academic Support and IT to examine the potential for better institutionalizing assistive technologies, as well as researching the applicability of cutting edge software “apps” and hardware/devices and AT technology embedded in existing… Continue Reading

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Liberty Partnerships Program at Hostos Community College

  At the core of Hostos Community College’s (HCC) Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) is a year-round academic and culture-arts enrichment program enhanced by a comprehensive support services component. Currently the Bronx, New York, program serves 225 educationally disadvantaged Latino and African American high school students per year. Special attention is given to students with limited English… Continue Reading

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