Porterville College was selected as one of five community colleges to be a part of a consortium with the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office to compete for the Working Families Success Network (WFSN) initiative grant. In partnership with Achieving the Dream Inc., the Annie Casey, Lumina, W.K. Kellogg, and Bank of America Charitable Foundations, the Working Families Success Network Initiative is at 16 community colleges in four states and comprised of three core services: workforce and education services resulting in career advancement, income and work supports and financial services and asset building.
PC is in the running alongside Skyline College--Coordinating College, Cabrillo College--Participating College, Grossmont--Participating College and Cañada College--Participating College.
The grant awards will be between $70,000 - $100,000 a year for three years. Four out of eight states will be competing for funding. PC coordinated with the other California colleges to submit the grant by March 28. This grant would leverage PC’s existing general funding to foster efforts that reduce the economic, academic, and social barriers that impede a student’s successful transition into a community college and/or the workforce.
For more information call (559) 791-2200.