ICC press conference discusses equity initiative

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EAST PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Illinois Central College held a press conference to launch a project they say will help remove barriers for first-generation college students.

It’s called the ICC GEER project, and it will receive funding from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) fund in the form of a $412,000 grant.

Offcials say that grant will fund a number of activities, such as:

  • outreach and recruitment
  • college and career guidance and advisement
  • assessment and testing
  • tuition assistance
  • assistance with prior tuition debt
  • technology needs and support
  • case management and mentoring
  • tutoring and technological aides
  • safe spaces to study
  • job placement into careers with family-sustaining wages

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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via CIProud.com

July 28, 2020 at 03:55PM

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