DYC Awarded Grant in Support of Upward Bound Program
Buffalo, New York – July 30, 2014 – D’Youville College received a $14,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo in support of the college’s Upward Bound Program serving students from the International Preparatory School.
The program serves 55 secondary students at the school, located at the former Grover Cleveland High School on 14th Street on Buffalo’s West Side, during the academic year and a six-week summer program held at D’Youville to provide increased and enhanced retention, graduation and post–secondary enrollment services.
The grant will allow the hiring of two full time AmeriCorps staff members that will enhance and increase D’Youville’s impact on the educational needs of the students in the program, according to Antwan K. Barlow, director of the Upward Bound Program at the college.
“I am excited and very thankful for the support we have received from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo,” Barlow said. “This grant serves as the start of another promising collaboration between D’Youville College and the Community Foundation. The two AmeriCorps members will have an immediate and direct impact on the Upward Bound program and the West Side community.”
The Upward Bound Program works to improve academic achievement of low-income students in Buffalo. It affords first generation, low-income students the preparation and skills needed to pursue a college degree, Barlow said.
D’Youville’s Upward Bound program works with program partners including the Erie County Workforce Development Consortium, Buffalo Employment and Training Center, 21st Century and Say Yes to Education Buffalo.
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