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St. Louis Community College has received a $350,000 startup grant to become a Gateway to College replication site, a national drop-out recovery model developed by Portland Community College in Oregon. The Gateway to College National Network is part of the Early College High School Initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Ford Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Jobs for the Future, an action/research and policy organization that promotes innovation in education and workforce development, serves as the initiative's coordinating intermediary. Gateway to College is designed for young adults ages 16 to 20 who dropped out of high school. The program enables them to earn a high school diploma while simultaneously earning college credit toward an associate degree or certificate, and pays for student maintenance fees and books. The grant will provide support staff and services for up to 350 students from two St. Louis-area school districts who left high school without a diploma.
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Title Annotation:Grants & gifts
Publication:Community College Week
Date:Dec 17, 2007
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