Portland–based Gateway to College National Network receives $2.44 million grant for New England expansion

 

Gateway to College National Network (GtCNN), a Portland-based educational nonprofit organization, has received a $2.44 million grant from Boston’s Barr Foundation. The award will support the addition of six new community college-based Gateway to College programs in New England over the next five years, as well as support program improvement and college-readiness initiatives in GtCNN’s regional programs.

GtCNN launches two programs in New England

 

Gateway to College National Network (GtCNN) is pleased to announce the launch of two new Gateway to College programs in New England. North Shore Community College (NSCC) in Danvers, Massachusetts, and Roger Williams University (RWU) in Providence, Rhode Island, are the first programs in the region that will be launched over the next five years, with support from Boston’s Barr Foundation. The two new programs bring the total number of Gateway to College programs to 39 nationally, with programs operating in 20 states. The new programs will join six Massachusetts programs that are already doing exceptional work in the region.

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What It’s Like to Come Back to School After 4 ½ Years

 

During the spring of my 7th grade year, I decided that I did not want to go to school anymore.

 

A seemingly tactless and unrealistic decision, I know, but I hoped it would make me happy after years of struggling with what seemed to be an unexplainable, perpetual sadness that worsened with each year I ignored it. After nearly a decade of jumping from school to school and transforming myself to fit each new social environment I was placed into, I grew tired of my “new girl” status and wanted space from everyone and everything I had once so desperately tried to become.

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A $2.44 million gift from Boston-based Barr Foundation will lead to six new Gateway to College programs in New England.

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