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Community Colleges Increase Housing Options

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The profile of the average community college student is changing. While two-year institutions still have significant populations of adult students and people desirous of enhancing their career options, there is a growing number of first-time college students, age 18 to 22, that are seeking a traditional college experience.

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Investing in Community Colleges

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It’s not an everyday occurrence when a community college leader gets a phone call telling them their institution will receive an influx of funding in the millions. when MacKenzie Scott, one of the richest women in the world, decided to make a major investment in community colleges.

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Achieving the Dream Selects Community College Cohort for Rural-Serving Initiative

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Achieving the Dream (ATD) has announced its selection of seven community colleges to participate in the second cohort of its Accelerating Equitable Outcomes initiative. Stout “America’s rural communities are integral to our nation’s economic and fiscal well-being,” said ATD President and CEO Dr. Karen A. Dr. Karen A.

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New Ways to Support Community College Student Health

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A widespread health crisis is undermining American community colleges, with many current and potential students exhibit high rates of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, food insecurity, and more. Let’s be real: it costs significant money and time to address this problem, and most community colleges lack both.

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Foundation Awards $116M Grant to LaGuardia Community College

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million to LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, Queens, to create the Cohen Career Collective, a state-of-the-art workforce training center. Kenneth Adams "We are profoundly grateful for this incredible gift from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation," said Kenneth Adams, president of LaGuardia Community College.

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HEER Funding Kept Community Colleges Open and Students Enrolled

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Community colleges were able to persevere through the pandemic thanks to the emergency relief funding passed through Congress. That’s the conclusion of the latest research from the Accelerating Recovery in Community Colleges Network at the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Columbia University.

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Community College: The Right Path and the Right Foot

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Community colleges have the ability to not only put students on the right path, but most importantly, ensure that students begin on the right foot. That right foot has so many implications, the first of which is the financial impact of attending a community college as the first step toward a bachelor ’ s degree.