October 22 — If you have been looking for a way to take more college courses – either offered in a nearby community college or in your active adult community – you might be interested in a new grant from the The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The $3.2 million grant was created by The Atlantic Philanthropies to create or expand programs to serve 50-plus Americans at select community colleges around the nation. The colleges, which will be selected through a competitive process, will help to identify and promote best practices in serving the “older adult learner”.
Here is the full press release on 50 plus college grant
The press release states that “…the AACC will identify 15 colleges for specific support in creating and growing initiatives to engage this group of adult learners. Based on successful efforts already
in place, 5 of the 15 colleges will serve as mentor institutions to 10 demonstration colleges that will establish outreach and engagement efforts. The AACC will seek additional partners to replicate the
successful outcomes of this effort among other colleges in the years to come.”
Many active adult communities have college courses offered within the community, while many others have special relationships with nearby colleges. At least one community, Abacoa, has a university within its bounds!
Interested? We suggest you contact your local community college and make sure that they know about the grant, and more importantly, your interest in college courses for your over 50 community. Who knows what might happen from your phone call, either now or down the road.
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