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Saint Paul College Receives Two Grants from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation

Saint Paul College is pleased to announce that it has received two grant awards from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation for high school college readiness programs at Saint Paul College. Both will be implemented during the 2014-2015 academic year.

The first award of $86,200 will fund the College Within Reach program, in partnership with Johnson, Harding and Gordon Parks high schools of Saint Paul Public Schools. The program instructs and mentors 75 traditionally underrepresented twelfth grade students, preparing them to succeed and bypass developmental mathematics courses in college.

The second award of $178,773 is a continuation grant to fund afterschool academic intervention for 75 tenth and eleventh grade students from three Saint Paul area schools of Humboldt High School, Hmong College Prep Academy and Community of Peace Charter School. The program improves competencies in reading and mathematics, while connecting students and their families to the “college-going” culture.

 “We are honored to be chosen by Great Lakes to ensure that high school students receive the academic support they need to prepare for college,” said Laura Savin, Executive Director of Friends of Saint Paul College.

 

MORE on Great Lakes: Knowing that education has the power to change lives for the better, Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates helps millions of students pay for college and repay their students loans. Through Community Investments, Great Lakes leads initiatives and funds programs that help students from traditionally underserved backgrounds start and complete a two- or four-year degree or other credential. For additional information, visit https://community.mygreatlakes.org/.