Friday, October 23, 2020

Dallas College scores $3 million grant for serving Hispanic students

Dallas College has received a $3 million Title V Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Grant from the U.S. Dept of Education after submitting proposals earlier this year.

The money will go to three of our campuses, El Centro, Eastfield, and North Lake, while supporting various initiatives across Dallas College. The funds will be used to expand educational opportunities and improve the recruitment of Hispanic students.

Additionally, this grant will support the introduction of new work-based learning programs for interns and apprentices. It will also fund culturally responsive course enhancements, facilitate faculty use of online instruction tools that improve faculty-student engagement, and create a bilingual orientation program that is inclusive of family.

Taken together, all new programs made possible by this funding are designed to help underserved students become successful and overcome barriers.

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An HSI is a college that has at least 25 percent fulltime Hispanic enrollment.
The grant begins Oct. 1 and ends Sept. 30, 2025.

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Dallas College, formerly the Dallas County Community College District, was founded in 1965, and comprises seven campuses: Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland. Dallas College offers online learning and serves more than 83,000 credit and 25,000 continuing education students during the fall and spring semesters.

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Dallas College also offers dual credit for students in partner high schools and early college high schools throughout Dallas County. Dr. Joe May, the college’s 7th chancellor, has established the Dallas College higher education network in partnership with area school districts, colleges and universities, businesses, community organizations and others to support student success and college completion by removing barriers and providing services that help them earn a college credential and start their professional careers.

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