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ERIC Number: EJ931397
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun-9
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
Kellogg Foundation Still Investing in People
Abdul-Alim, Jamaal
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v28 n9 p17 Jun 2011
When the W.K. Kellogg Foundation first approached a group of tribal college presidents in 1994 with a $23 million grant for a handful of their institutions, the tribal college leaders did not exactly trip over themselves to get the money. They wanted it to be split among all of them, and the foundation honored the tribal college leaders' wish. They distributed the money among several tribal institutions, many of which were in a state of disrepair at the time. The foundation's support of tribal colleges is just one of several efforts that the foundation has made over the past few decades to assist and elevate minority-serving institutions. Another of the foundation's diversity-related efforts is the ENLACE (ENgaging LAtino Communities for Education) initiative for Hispanic-serving institutions. The initiative began in 1997 and involves 13 partnerships in seven states, mostly in the Southwest, California and Florida. There are also ENLACE sites in Chicago and the Bronx. The foundation says it has invested more than $35 million in ENLACE. Among the foundation's more well-known beneficiaries is Geoffrey Canada's Harlem Children's Zone. Canada received a $250,000 grant from the Foundation in 2009 to support the organization's educational, social and health programs for low-income youth. The Kellogg Foundation has also been a major investor in various higher education institutions and efforts in its home state of Michigan. For instance, Legacy Scholars, a Battle Creek-based organization whose mission is to provide educational, social and financial support to students from the Battle Creek Public and Lakeview School districts, got a grant of $390,980 from the foundation in fiscal 2009. Such investments signify the foundation's growing emphasis on making sure that those from "vulnerable backgrounds" are prepared for college.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California; Canada; Florida; Michigan