(Plain Press, September 2016) Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) will use a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Educational Talent Search Project to provide academic, career and financial counseling to Cleveland Metropolitan School District students who have the potential to succeed in college.
Tri-C will provide myriad services to selected Cleveland students, including tutoring, career exploration, financial guidance and mentoring programs. The five-year project begins in September.
The goal of the federal Educational Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and pursue college degrees. Tri-C will work with 1,300 students at seven Cleveland schools.
The following CMSD schools will participate: Scranton, Charles A. Mooney, Martin Luther King, Jr. Career Campus, Lincoln-West High School, James Ford Rhodes High School, East Technical High School and John Adams High School.
Tri-C received $616,454 from the U.S. Department of Education for the first year of a five-year performance period. Total federal investment in the project is expected to be nearly $3.1 million.
The project aligns with the College’s work on the Higher Education Compact of Greater Cleveland, a community-wide effort to fuel student success.
“The economic future of Northeast Ohio depends upon a well-educated population,” said Alex Johnson, president of Tri-C. “Through this project and others, Cuyahoga Community College is readying young men and women to contribute to the success of our community.”