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California PUENTE Project for Underrepresented Students

The PUENTE Project is a national award-winning program that for more than three decades has improved the college-going rate of tens of thousands of educationally underrepresented students California’s. The main mission of program is to increase the number of educationally disadvantaged students who want to enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn college degrees and return to the community as mentors and leaders of future generations. The program started in 1981 at Chabot Community College in Hayward, California and expanded throughout the years. Currently students of four middle schools, thirty eight high schools and sixty five community colleges throughout the state …

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Federal TRIO Program

The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are Federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs. TRIO also includes a training program for directors and staff of TRIO projects. The recipients of the grants, depending on the specific program, are institutions of higher education, public and private agencies and organizations including community-based organizations with experience in serving disadvantaged youth and secondary schools. Combinations of such …

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Psychological service for Underrepresented student in UI

Students at University of Iowa found a student activity to support underrepresented and under-support students who have experienced in discrimination under the hashtag #DoesUIowaLoveMe. This student activity encourage those underrepresented students to speak out their stories of being discriminated and doze of students, faculty, staff will listen to them and share their experience. This activity is intended to: Integrate the members of college as a single family even though people may have from different culture or have different perspective. This will make the college community more like a single huge family. give those students who have disability, come from different …

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Free Formal Clothes for Underrepresented Students

Since most tuition does not include extra expenses such as clothing, the transition from college to workforce for underrepresent students is harsh. The reason is that most interview for either job or scholarship require students to dress formally in business casual. Therefore, most of the underrepresented students could not meet the above criteria. Luckily, some organizations, like MLK Living Legacy Committee and the College of Business and Economics (COBE), raise a fund for a career closet and try to borrow underrepresented students for free. Here is the list of intention of what they try to provide to the underrepresented students …

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Saving Money on College Textbooks

College students spend an average of $655 per year on textbooks, according to the National Association of College Stores. Even though this figure is down from two and four years ago – from $667 and $702, respectively – it’s still a lot of money, especially for broke college students. Still, depending on your major, your average book expense may exceed that amount. Here are some ways that help you spend less money on college textbooks. Try to get the required textbooks from somewhere outside of the college bookstore. Shopping at the college bookstore usually takes more money out of packet …

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