The Older Learner Center was awarded continued grant funding from the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan, Older Americans Act. This award supports the following programming: Caregiver Support Program ($19,152), Disease Prevention/Health Promotion ($5,493), and Grandparent Support Group ($13,685).
The Wege Foundation awarded a grant for $25,000 to support the Fast Track Challenge Scholars program. Union High School (GRPS) students will participate in this college prep program that delivers a web-based, self-paced, mathematics learning system, as well as a web-based reading comprehension and fluency course as needed. Both components of the program will use adaptive questioning to determine knowledge levels and provide personalized instruction that includes interactive activities.
In partnership with the Grand Rapids Urban League, GRCC's Alpha Beta Omega (ABO) World Leaders Society Program, received a grant for $26,000 from the Dyer-Ives Foundation. The ABO program is a strategic leadership model aimed at urban core students. Its mission is to provide student scholars with leadership, educational and cultural experiences that will instill the qualities necessary to effectively serve our local, national and global community. The grant will support a variety of success incentives and a life seminar series for the ABO program.