Jennifer Fichamba works in the College and Career Center at the Evergreen Campus. She applied for an excel grant last Fall:
In the College and Career Center we are always looking for ways to help our students be more prepared for their post high school life. One of the things we would like to do is be able to assist students in paying for the compass test at our local community college South. This seems to a big barrier for many of our students. We are able to get them through the application process only to discover later that they never followed up with the compass test.
We just heard from Jennifer and the money they received through the Foundation’s excel grant program is working!
This week we held a Community College fair in our Library to assist our students in signing up for one of our local community colleges. Students were given the opportunity to meet with campus reps from South Seattle, Highline, Renton Tech and Seattle Central Community College’s.
In addition, we had students sign up to take the compass test. I believe that because of this grant we are able to bridge the gap that stops our students from continuing on.
Thank YOU Jennifer – for seeing a need and figuring out a way to help the students. We are so glad we could help!