Posted 05/09/2012 - 12:43:07pm by Cal Halvorsen
The AACC Plus 50 Initiative is now accepting applications for its Plus 50 Encore Completion grants program. Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, June 22, 2012 by 5pm ET. To learn more, click here.
After receiving a $3.2 million grant from the Deerbrook Charitable Trust, the American Association of Community Colleges’ Plus 50 Initiative is set to expand to 100 campuses by 2015, tripling the program’s size. Chosen community colleges will receive grant funds to train students 50 and older for jobs in health care, education or social service professions.
Already, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has named 11 community colleges Plus 50 Champions. These colleges will help evaluate and support the 100 new grantee colleges as they establish programs to help boomers heading back to school to retrain for careers that give back. Six of the Plus 50 Champions are former Encore College grantees, which received funds from Civic Ventures to create education and training programs to help boomers transition into encore careers in education, health care, social services and the environment.
Those Encore Colleges are:
- Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, Md.
- Cape Cod Community College, West Barnstable, Mass.
- LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, N.Y. - case study
- Portland Community College, Portland, Ore. - case study
- Prince George’s Community College, Largo, Md. - case study
- Westchester Community College (Valhalla, N.Y.)
AACC’s new Plus 50 Encore College initiative will release a request for proposals in May 2012.
Click here to read the latest announcement regarding this initiative.
Civic Ventures encourages those interested in starting encore programs to connect with the new Plus 50 Encore College initiative.