On August 1 2012 The J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation announced over $450,000 in grants to support of programs that further the Foundation’s mission of improving access to college and career education for all Vermonters. The bulk of this funding will serve ongoing programs and new initiatives at the Community College of Vermont (CCV),
The McClure Foundation, a supporting organization of the Vermont Community Foundation, is one of several philanthropic entities offering continuing support for the Introduction to College Studies (ICS) program offered at CCV’s twelve Vermont locations. The course gives high school juniors and seniors the chance to experience college while still in high school, helping students to realize that they could go to college and succeed. Upon successfully completing the course, high school students receive a voucher for one free college course at CCV and participating colleges throughout Vermont.
With help from co-funders, the Foundation continues to sponsor a full-time veterans’ resource coordinator at CCV to assist military families in accessing the funding available to them with the educational opportunities available within Vermont.
The Foundation will also continue its support of the development and distribution of CCV’s new College and Career Guide, mailed in May to over 20% of Vermont households.