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New York University and Children's Aid Society






College-Community Connections: Partnerships

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Grant Summary

$240,000 over 36 months to provide CAS students with an interdisciplinary, interactive academic program focused on philosophy and writing, and to support CAS' college preparatory program, Educational Excellence Creating Empowered Leaders (EXCEL). The program will prepare students for competitive intellectual achievement, and will assist them in every phase of the college application process, including the personal essay. Beginning with after school and weekend sessions during the academic year, the program will culminate in a four-week summer seminar at New York University, where students will participate in lively, intensive classes in philosophic inquiry, critical thinking, and expository writing.