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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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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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Assistive Technology Video Library at Rock Valley College

  The goal of the Assistive Technology (AT) project at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois, is to increase the amount and quality of training resources available to students with disabilities via creation of an AT Video Library to allow users to be better informed about available technology options.  Historically, a relatively small number of students have… Continue Reading

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