Grantees in the News
The Rural Alliance addresses equity in education by building the Digital Learning Cooperative that will provide 10 online advanced placement courses for students in rural communities.
Academic Link Outreach, a local nonprofit that helps students meet and exceed state standards, graduate from high school, and be better prepared for college or the work force, followed 48 students through Alderwood Middle School and into high school with a program called PATH to College Success.
Green River Community College received a College Spark Washington grant to support the startup of a program that will place students in English courses based on their high school transcript. The program will be modeled after a successful Green River math program that also uses transcripts for placement.
The Opportunity Scholarship and theWashBoard.org are two scholarship resources available to middle-class Washington families..
It's not easy applying for college, especially for kids who never thought they'd have the opportunity to go. But more than 115 high school seniors are headed there, thanks to a program called "College Access Now" and one dedicated volunteer.
Rainier Scholars helps minority, low-income middle school students become high school and college-ready.
The year-old Community Center for Education Results has galvanized hundreds of key civic players to build a road map toward improving education, cradle to college, in South King County.
In 2003 , two staff members at Wenatchee High School created the College Mentor Program to support first-generation students in their pursuit of a college education. Today, a team of nearly three dozen community volunteers including doctors, lawyers, college students, and teachers works one-on-one with students to overcome barriers of language, income level, and sometimes-overwhelming paperwork.
It's possible to get a big chunk of tuition covered by scholarships if you start early and don't buy into myths. There are a lot of misconceptions about applying for college scholarships that keep many students from taking the first step.
Reading Apprenticeship at Renton Technical College, an Achieving the Dream 2011 Leader College, increases students' success in understanding challenging and academic texts.
Tacoma Community College was recognized by Achieving the Dream as a 2011 Leader College for demonstrating sustained improvement and accomplishments on key student achievement indicators.
Yakima Valley Community College, an Achieving the Dream Leader College uses data to improve student outcomes and enlist faculty members in designing student success activities.
The Washington Community and Technical College system's I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training) program recently received a 2011 Bright Ideas award from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
College Access Now, operating in three Seattle high schools, boasts an unheard-of success rate helping kids from low-income families in which nobody has gone to college get accepted into college.
Changes in school policies at Rogers high school help improve student attendance, behavior and grades.