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Ecmc Foundation

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Address:

1 Imation Place Building 2 Oakdale MN 55128 USA

Mission:

To inspire and to facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes - especially among underserved populations - through evidence-based innovation.

Programs:

Ecmc scholars program: the ecmc scholars program is a high school mentoring program designed to increase participation in higher education for low-income individuals as well as for those who may be the first member of their family to have an opportunity to attend college. The program challenges these students to better prepare for higher education during their junior and senior years of high school. To date, ecmc foundation has pledged over $15. 2 million in scholarships to help more than 2,500 students in this program. The students are awarded $4,000 for their first year of college and $2,000 for their second year of college.

the college place: the college place works to help individuals of all ages pursue opportunities for higher education. The college place provides free assistance and resources about schools, the cost of education, financial aid and admissions. Services are provided in one-on-one meetings, group settings, in workshops and events, or by telephone and through email. There are currently five college access centers-two centers in virginia and one center each in oregon, connecticut and california. In 2014, 18,781 people were assisted in the centers.

believing the college dream, realizing the college dream and persist. Believing the college dream, realizing the college dream and persist are curriculum guides. Believing the college dream: believing the college dream is a curriculum guide that supports teachers, counselors and community-based organization staffs in their work to increase the expectations of attending college by students in grades 4-8. The curriculum has a focus on low-income students as well as those students who may be the first member of their family to have an opportunity to attend college. The curriculum is free. It is distributed nationally and has been downloaded more than 1,200 times from the ecmc foundation website; thereby, reaching untold numbers of students as exposure to the curriculum cascades through the education community. Ecmc foundation sponsored one training session during 2014 in which 125 education professionals were trained to use the curriculum. Realizing the college dream: realizing the college dream is a curriculum guide that supports teachers, counselors and community-based organization staffs in their work to increase the expectations of attending college by high school students. The curriculum has a focus on low-income students as well as those students who may be the first member of their family to have an opportunity to attend college. The curriculum is free. It is distributed nationally and has been downloaded more than 1,200 times from the ecmc foundation website; thereby, reaching untold numbers of students as exposure to the curriculum cascades through the education community. According to a usage study conducted by the pell institute, the materials could potentially be having an effect on the lives of hundreds of thousands of students. Ecmc foundation sponsored one training session during 2014 in which 110 education professionals were trained. Persist: persist is a guide for postsecondary educations to help at-risk students successfully navigate the varied aspects of the college experience. This guide includes tools to help to increase the success rates of those college students most at risk for dropping out: first generation college students, those from low-income families, commuter students and nontraditional age students. The guide has been downloaded more than 1,000 times from the ecmc foundation website; thereby, reaching untold numbers of students as exposure to the curriculum cascades through the education community. Ecmc foundation sponsored three training sessions during 2014 in which 311 education professionals were trained.

other programs: miscellaneous programs and activities for the furtherance of educational opportunities through grants, awards and research on the management of educational debt.

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www.ecmcfoundation.org

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