Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Amador Community Foundation awards $5000 grant to Amador Community College Foundation

February 11, 2014 Jackson, CA – Amador Community College Foundation (ACCF) is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 grant from the Amador Community Foundation for the Amador Centers for Higher Learning.  ACCF will use these funds to support Amador residents working on online AA/AS degree, career technical certificates, and/or transfer programs to CSU/UC campuses.
Amador Centers for Higher Learning serve over 90 Amador residents through: 1) Distance Education Courses leading to transfer, degree, or certificate programs in a variety of majors, areas or emphases, and/or career tracks though collaboration with Coastline Community College; 2) Mentoring through college application, admission, orientation, assessment and registration for college students; 3) Tutoring in math, reading and writing; 4)  Access to laptop/tablet lab with high speed internet connectivity; and 5) Access to a fully interactive teleconferencing classroom to broadcast and receive Interactive Television Courses in collaboration with Folsom Lake College. 
The Amador Community Foundation awards grants through a competitive application and review process. Kathleen Harmon, Executive Director, and Pat Crew, President of the Amador Community Foundation, presented the award to Supervisor John Plasse today at the Board of Supervisor’s Meeting.  “The Amador Community Foundation is pleased to grant support to the Amador Community College Foundation. ACCF’s goal of providing extended learning opportunities for Amador County students of all ages will improve the quality of life for students as well as enriching the community. ACF’s mission is to “enhance the lives and future of the people in our unique community by connecting people who care deeply with causes that matter”. We are pleased to be a part of the ground floor of building sustainable higher education opportunities for Amador County,” according to Ms. Harmon.

Please review our website to learn more about our programs: www.amadorcommunitycollege.org.  Funding for our programs is provided through generous contributions from grants from the Foundation for Rural Education and Development; Jackson Rancheria Casino; Amador Community Foundation; fundraising events Bunsen to Beaker 5K Race for Education and Going Gatsby Gala; and, donations from local citizens and businesses.  ACCF is grateful for the generous support in our mission to “Educate Amador for Success!”

PHOTO: Pat Crew, President, and Kathleen Harmon, Executive Director, of the Amador Community Foundation, presented a check for $5,000 to Supervisor John Plasse for the Amador Learning Center at the Board of Supervisor’s meeting on February 11, 2014.

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