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Foley, Ellen; Mishook, Jacob; Lee, Jaein – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
Despite some cuts to the nation's oldest Federal College Access Programs, known as the TRIO programs (e.g., Upward Bound), new education policies have emphasized college and career readiness. In 2010, Congress approved the College Access Challenge Grant Program, which aims to increase the number of low-income students who are ready for college.…
Descriptors: School Districts, Government Role, Program Development, College Readiness
Lavorini, Peter – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
The Pittsburgh Promise is a nonprofit organization that grants college scholarships to all Pittsburgh Public Schools students meeting the academic requirements. Thanks to the Pittsburgh Promise, the children of Pittsburgh have an opportunity that few other children in the country do: to attend college without the additional, often insurmountable…
Descriptors: Scholarships, College Readiness, Educational Indicators, Public Schools
Ghubril, Saleem – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
The nonprofit community-based organization Pittsburgh Promise aims to help revitalize Pittsburgh and its public school system by offering college scholarships to any Pittsburgh Public School graduate who meets the academic requirements. Executive director Saleem Ghubril spoke with "Voices in Urban Education" guest editor Jacob Mishook…
Descriptors: Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs, Community Programs, Community Organizations