campus partner(s)

Manhattan College and Kingsbridge Heights Community Center






College-Community Connections: Partnerships

award date


Grant Summary

$240,000 over 36 months to provide KHCC high school students with a year-long academic program focused on "literacy," and to support KHCC's college preparatory program, College Directions. The program's centerpiece is the Summer Literacy Institute, a four-day academic experience that will take place on Manhattan College's campus. During the Institute, students will receive intense writing instruction and a broad introduction to the liberal arts and sciences, learn about the college application process, and experience college life. During the academic year, they will maintain contact through Manhattan College's Freshman Composition Program, which asks students to read and engage with a provocative, well-written text on a contemporary social issue.