campus partner(s)

Drew University and Union Settlement Association






College-Community Connections: Partnerships

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Grant Summary

$270,000 over 37 months to encourage students from under-resourced New York City high schools to be more informed about and more motivated to pursue a college education, particularly a liberal arts education. The partnership's "Summer College" program brings these students to Drew for one of two week-long college-campus experiences, one focused on the arts and the other on the sciences. During the academic year, Drew tutors will travel to Union Settlement's East Harlem site to tutor middle and high school students in the bi-weekly Saturday Academy, and Union Settlement students have opportunities to participate in campus visit days during the school year. This partnership will serve approximately 60 students in total.