Veteran Scholarship Awards @ Literacyworks Center

by Center Point Inc
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Summary

The purpose of The Literacyworks Center is to assist underserved, below-basic-skills students in solving the many educational, personal and logistical challenges they must face to stay in school and succeed in work. The Center will provide advising support and need-based Adult Literacy Awards to our Veterans that will help them break their persistence barriers such as transportation, childcare and tuition. This will help to ensure our Vets complete their educational and career goals.
$49,000.00
total goal
$43,875.00
remaining
29
donors
1
monthly donor
1
year active

Challenge

Over 30 million US adults (1 in 5) don't have a high school diploma and 20% of adults with a high school diploma have only beginning literacy skills. The US ranked 21st in numeracy and 16th in literacy out of 24 countries in a recent assessment of adults' skills. Low literacy costs society $240 billion each year in lost productivity, welfare, crime, poverty and related social ills. Veterans are often left behind when accessing basic literacy programs critical to attaining better jobs.

Solution

The Literacyworks Center is designed to assist basic-skilled students in solving the many educational, personal and logistical challenges they must face to stay in school and succeed in work. The Center is strengthening and coordinating services for adults to access career and technical education. The Center helps students enroll and succeed in educational programs by providing: scholarships, mentoring, advising, life skill training, test taking, tutoring, financial literacy & career planning.

Long-Term Impact

In 3 years 200 Veterans will be succeeding in programs that will transform their lives. Veterans will have greater access to basic skills programs and thus 2-year technical school, apprenticeship or community college programs leading to living wage jobs. The Center will share its best practices with other national programs helping thousands of Veterans succeed in solving the many educational, personal and logistical challenges they must face to stay in school and find meaningful work.

Resources

http:/​/​www.cpinc.org
Assisting below-basic-skill Adults

Organization Information

Center Point Inc

Location: San Rafael, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.cpinc.org
Project Leader:
Miguel Garibay
San Rafael, CA United States

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