campus partner(s)

Pace University and Groundwork






College-Community Connections: Partnerships

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Grant Summary

$240,000 over 36 months to offer Groundwork students a year-long program that provides intensive summer writing experiences and opportunities to build on these skills throughout the academic year, and to support Groundwork's college preparatory program, Groundwork for Success. Two tracks of programming will be offered, one for Groundwork juniors, and the other for Groundwork seniors. During the summer, students will participate in the week-long Groundwork Summer Institute at Pace University. Juniors will take a class offered through Pace's pre-college program, the Summer Scholars Institute, and participate in an intensive writing seminar focused on drafting their college application essays. Seniors will attend seminar-like classes focused on developing individual research projects. Students will continue their work—college essays for juniors and research projects for seniors—during the academic year.