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Student Money Management Center at Amarillo College

  Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas, received a grant from TG to provide students and their families with financial and economic literacy education, training and support services through the establishment of a Student Money Management Center (SMMC).  The main goals are to: help students understand key personal financial concepts, encourage student retention and degree completion, facilitate… Continue Reading

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Pennsylvania’s Keystone Education Yields Success Program

  The Pennsylvania Keystone Education Yields Success (KEYS) program, which began in 2004, assists parents receiving TANF or SNAP (food stamp) benefits who are in certificate or degree programs at Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges. Individuals are referred to KEYS by the human services agency, though many “self-initiate” their enrollment at community colleges and are later… Continue Reading

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Student Options for Success Program at Macomb Community College

  The Student Options for Success (SOS) program at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan, connects students with a variety of community and public benefit organizations to help them with living expenses while pursuing higher education. Many students struggle with basic expenses such as food, rent, utilities, childcare and healthcare while in school. The SOS… Continue Reading

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RN Ready Program at Sauk Valley Community College

  The RN Ready program at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, Illinois, was geared toward students in the Nursing program who fell into at least one of the following Special Populations: economically disadvantaged, single parents or English language learners. These students had all failed one Nursing class which would set them back and put them at risk of… Continue Reading

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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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What Works Wisconson

What Works, Wisconsin is a project of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Human Ecology and the University of Wisconsin-Extension’s Family Living Program. Initiated in 2004, the What Works project focuses on distilling the latest scientific knowledge on effective policies, practices, and programs, including “evidence-based programs,” for youth and their families, schools, and communities. In… 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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Supporting Single Parents and Displaced Homemakers for Success

Module containing strategies for meeting Perkins performance measures using a continuum of quality support. These modules are for administrators and special populations coordinators to use in professional development sessions with counselors and instructors. Brochure Activities for Professional Development Effective Practices Resources Miscellaneous Information      

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