SPC awarded $75,000 grant to boost community college adult enrollment

December 10, 2021

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St. Philip's College was recently awarded a $75,000 grant from Lumina Foundation to Further its efforts to increase adult student enrollment. SPC is one of only 20 community colleges in the nation to receive funding.

The Prioritizing Adult Community College Enrollment initiative identifies and supports promising strategies for increasing adult participation—particularly among Black, Hispanic and Latino, and Native American students—in quality credit-bearing and non-credit programs.

A partnership effort of Achieving the Dream, Ideas 42, rpkGroup, Equal Measure, and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, will support grant recipients. The group includes five rural, six suburban, and nine urban colleges. Among these are eight Hispanic-serving institutions, one historically Black college, one Asian American and Native American-Pacific Islander-serving institution, and one institution designed solely to serve incarcerated students.

Palo Alto College, San Antonio College, Northeast Lakeview College, and Northwest Vista College are also recipients of the grant. All colleges will receive a flexible grant of up to $75,000, along with technical assistance in behavioral design and planning for sustainable enrollment efforts.

To learn more about the Prioritizing Adult Community College Enrollment initiative, click here.

Below is the full list of community colleges that will receive grants:

The Alamo Colleges District, Texas
Alamo Colleges District - Palo Alto College
Alamo Colleges District - San Antonio College
Alamo Colleges District - St. Philip's College
Alamo Colleges District - Northeast Lakeview College
Alamo Colleges District - Northwest Vista College
Austin Community College, Texas
Cape Fear Community College, North Carolina
Finger Lakes Community College, New York
Florida SouthWestern State College
Ingram State Technical College, Alabama
Mohawk Valley Community College, New York
Mt. San Antonio College, California
Onondaga Community College, New York
South Texas College
SUNY Fulton-Montgomery Community College, New York
Temple College, Texas
Colorado Mountain College
Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Michigan
Wallace Community College, Alabama
Broward College, Florida

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