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STCC joins national initiative

Springfield Technical Community College is one of only four community colleges in Massachusetts, and the only institution west of Boston to be selected to join the national Achieving the Dream initiative, intended to help more community college students succeed. Massachusetts now joins 14 other states and 78 other participating colleges.

STCC will receive a $50,000 grant from the Lumina Foundation for Education to plan and launch Achieving the Dream this year, and will then become eligible for an implementation grant worth $400,000 over four years from The Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation, The Boston Foundation, TERI, and The Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation.

Achieving the Dream provides participating colleges with support to implement strategies designed to help more students particularly students of color and low-income students earn degrees or certificates, or transfer to other institutions to continue their studies.