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Foster Announces Grant for Joliet Junior College

Sep 28, 2015
Press Release

Joliet, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster announced that Joliet Junior College (JJC) will receive a $413,956 grant through the Strengthening Institutions Program of the United States Department of Education.

The grant funding will support JJC’s Progressive Pathways to Student Success, an initiative aimed at increasing student retention and completion by investing in technology, customizing outreach to students, and enhancing support systems to assist students in developing a career path.

“Joliet Junior College, as our nation’s oldest community college, has long provided an excellent education for students in our community,” Foster said. “By expanding Progressive Pathways to Student Success, more students will have the resources and support they need to complete their studies and graduate on a path to success. Community colleges provide a vital service for students looking to pursue higher education or career training, and I am glad to see JJC taking the lead by offering these types of programs.”

“Joliet Junior College will use this grant and the support it provides to create pathways to success for all our students, including those who may have developmental education needs,” said Dr. Debra Daniels, President of Joliet Junior College. “We will focus on high-touch, high-tech student-centered engagement. This will be a transformative process and one that I know will make positive changes to our teaching and learning activities.”