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Additional support is now available for Chattahoochee Tech students who have experienced foster care thanks to a $30,000 grant awarded by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, a unit of Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia.

“We greatly appreciate this support, and we’re excited to put these funds to work on behalf of Chattahoochee Tech students who have experienced foster care,” said Chattahoochee Technical College Advancement Coordinator Amanda Henderson. Working with Henderson and the Chattahoochee Tech Foundation to administer this support will be the Chattahoochee Tech Office of Student Resources, which is headed by Special Populations & Title IX Coordinator Shanequa Nickkie Warrington. “This funding will be allocated for a variety of significant projects designed to serve these students and help them remain in class,” said Warrington.

Projects that will be supported from this grant, according to Henderson and Warrington, include the establishment of an Academic Success Coaching Program and a Student Care Package Program, along with an expansion of the Chattahoochee Tech Foundation’s Emergency Grant Program. Money also will be allocated to purchase equipment needed for the college’s Golden Eagle Food Pantry as well as the Textbook Lending Program.

The Chattahoochee Tech Foundation is a nonprofit organization working to make higher education an affordable reality for students in the community. For more information, visit www.ChattahoocheeTech.edu.

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