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ERIC Number: EJ822061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Lessons Learned: The MetLife Foundation Awards
Kazis, Richard; Haynes, Leslie; Liebowitz, Martin
Community College Journal, v72 n6 p27-30 Jun-Jul 2002
This past year, Jobs for the Future studied strategies that community colleges are using to improve the quality and effectiveness of their services to low-income youth and adults. Much of this research was conducted for the MetLife Foundation Community College Excellence Awards Initiative. Across the country, in urban, rural, and suburban communities, colleges are successfully adapting to meet new local needs. In this article, the authors describe a variety of approaches and strategies community colleges are using to serve the learning needs of their low-income youth and adults. For West Hills Community College, which serves a rural, largely migrant population in California's San Joaquin Valley, access for the area's Hispanics is its highest priority through investments that include van service and high-quality, on-campus child care centers, West Hills has doubled its enrollments in the past six years, reversing a trend of declining enrollment. Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, targets its outreach to zip codes with high percentages of African-American and Appalachian residents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Ohio