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Los Angeles Valley College gets $3 million to help Latinx and low income high-schoolers succeed in college at same time

Los Angeles Valley College gets $3 million to help Latinx and low income high-schoolers succeed in college at same time
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The Los Angeles Valley College campus in Valley Glen (2019 file photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) VALLEY GLEN — Los Angeles Valley College announced Friday that it has been awarded a $3 million, five-year grant from the US Department of Education to expand college-level classes for Latinx and low-income students at high schools in the eastern portion of the San Fernando Valley. “Our Caminos Al Triunfo project will make a meaningful impact to the lives of students in the eastern San Fernando Valley,” the college’s president, Barry Gribbons, said in a statement. “Our new career pathways will launch students towards paths to success from high school to college completion to careers in high-demand, high-wage fields.” The project is aimed at increasing the success of Latinx and low-income “dual enrollment students” at high schools in the eastern region of the San Fernando Valley, officials said. Los Angeles Valley College President Barry Gribbons (Courtesy photo) It will also improve collaboration between the college’s Career Transfer Center and Workforce Development department to connect to work-based learning to a viable career, along with enhancing faculty-student engagement by offering culturally inclusive, equity-minded professional development training for dual-enrollment faculty, according to the […]

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