GTCC RECEIVES GRANT TO EXPAND RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAY 9, 2016
JAMESTOWN, N.C. — Guilford Technical Community College has received a $50,000 grant from the Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation to expand the college’s Center for Working Families/Titan Link. The grant will allow GTCC to expand Titan Link from its High Point Campus to its Jamestown and Greensboro campuses.
“This grant will increase our capacity to help more students and provide the necessary resources and wrap-around services to make them successful not only at GTCC but also in life,” said Randy Parker, GTCC president. “Because of this grant, barriers will be removed from students’ paths to success. In order to achieve their dreams, they need these services to support their families and thrive.”
“The foundation applauds GTCC’s efforts to coordinate local resources to help students overcome non-educational barriers to success,” said Bob Klepfer, executive director of the Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation. “The foundation directors are pleased to partner with GTCC to expand Titan Link to serve more students.”
Titan Link provides students with financial literacy education, credit counseling, budgeting and debt reduction education. The Center for Working Families began in 2009 to provide financial, educational and employability support services to students to help them move up the economic ladder. The program provides a wide range of services including mental health/substance abuse counseling, financial planning, credit counseling, transportation assistance and access to an on-site food bank.
Since its inception, the program has received three awards: Center for Working Families in Excellence in Economic Strengthening of Families from Sigma Kappa Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (2010); College Innovation Award for Promoting Student Success and Economic Security (2011) and Sustaining Innovation Award for Continuing Commitment to Student Success and Economic Security (2012) awarded by MDC.
Guilford Technical Community College is the fourth largest of 58 institutions in the NC Community College System. GTCC serves more than 40,000 students annually from five campuses and a Small Business Center. Learn more at www.gtcc.edu.
— Carla Kucinski/GTCC