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TCC Awarded College Spark Grant

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Wednesday, May 07, 2014 – College Spark Washington awarded Tacoma Community College a $150,000 grant. Paid over three years, the funds will allow TCC to partner with Tacoma Public Schools (TPS) to increase the number of students who graduate from high school prepared to enter college-level classes.

College Spark’s Community Grants Program funds promising new practices that help students transition to college successfully. Grant recipients track their results and share what works.  

The grant will help TCC and TPS reduce learning gaps in the transition from high school to college. The goal is to make sure more students enter college prepared for college-level English and math.

"Tacoma Community College is excited to continue its Core to College initiative with Tacoma Public Schools through funding from the College Spark Washington grant,” said Dr. Tod Treat, TCC’s Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.

Treat said the funding will allow TCC and TPS to continue working toward the goal that all high school seniors graduate college and career ready.

Since 2005 College Spark Washington’s Community Grants Program has awarded more than 100 Community Grants, totaling $14 million.


For more information, visit the 2014 Community Grantees web page.

For additional information, please contact:
Rachel Payne
Communications Consultant
Phone: 253.460.4381
Email: rpayne@tacomacc.edu

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