August 2014 Institute
Workshop:Toward a Comprehensive Model for Community Colleges to Address Poverty
Presented by: President Randy VanWagoner
Location: IT119
Time: Friday, August 21 1:00pm
Max number of participants: 40

Community colleges throughout America serve more low-income students than any other sector of postsecondary education. Over the years, small-scale programs and services have only addressed isolated aspects of students in poverty. As the income gap in America widens and the middle class shrinks, a more comprehensive model to address poverty is needed more than ever. A summary of the literature will be presented along with a preliminary conceptual framework to spark discussion about meeting the needs of low-income students at MVCC. Your insights and feedback will help shape this initial work into a meaningful comprehensive model to scale up efforts for an even greater impact with our students who need it most.

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