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ERIC Number: EJ818027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3759
College-Church Partnerships and Precollege Programs: College Entry and Urban At-Risk Youth
Timmermans, Steven; Booker, Rhae-Ann
Christian Higher Education, v5 n2 p99-113 Jul 2006
With interest in university-college partnerships increasing, this paper presents an example of an effective college-church partnership. A Christian college partnered with 19 urban churches to offer precollege activities for urban youth in grades 7 through 12. As expected, the level of poverty associated with young people's neighborhoods (i.e., census tract) is related to eventual college entry and type of postsecondary institution entered (two-year or four-year). This study demonstrates that a precollege program offered in partnership with urban churches is able to help at-risk young people persist in middle and high school and eventually enter some form of postsecondary education. Moreover, the ethnicity of the urban churches--African-American or predominantly white--is seemingly unrelated to ultimate college entry of a group of predominantly African-American students. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; High Schools; Higher Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan