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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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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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Transition Program at Middlesex Community College

  The nationally recognized Transition Program, established in 1985, is a two-year non-credit certificate program designed for students with significant learning disabilities who would find college level academics too challenging, even with extensive supports.  The program at Middlesex in Bedford, which is the only one of its kind at a community college in Massachusetts, prepares… Continue Reading

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Disability Awareness Month at West Virginia Northern Community College

  West Virginia Northern Community College devotes each October to students with disabilities through a series of special events that also targets the Wheeling community at large. Throughout October, numerous activities promote National Disabilities Awareness Month.  (October is National Disabilities Awareness Month.) Brochures, handouts, and giveaways are available at barbecues on all three campus locations. The… Continue Reading

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California’s CalWomenTech Project

  In 2006, the Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science (IWITTS) was awarded a $2 million five-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant from the program on Research on Gender in Science and Engineering to fund the CalWomenTech Project. Between 2006 and 2011, eight California community colleges received expert support and technical assistance to… 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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