An Ongoing Partnership between the Greene County Legislature and the Columbia-Greene Community College Foundation
New paths to college degrees, professional certificates, and personal development have been forged for Greene County residents through the creation of the Greene County Cares Fund.
The Greene County Cares Fund launched on August 17, following approval of a resolution by the Greene County Legislature directing $181,600 to the Columbia-Greene Community College Foundation. The Fund is providing assistance now to Greene County students seeking to enroll in credit and/or non-credit classes during the 2020-2021 academic year, and will be disseminated among four initiatives:
- Greene Light to Enrollment Fund, providing tuition support for recent Greene County high school graduates and non-traditional students seeking to earn a degree or certificate;
- CoGreene Satellite Programs Fund, covering faculty salaries and other expenses for pilot programs in Entrepreneurial Studies to be offered at the Cairo Public Library, Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School, and other sites to be determined;
- Emergency Transportation Fund, helping students who need travel assistance get from Greene County to the campus by providing gas cards, E-Z Passes, bus fare, and cab fare, and
- Academic Coaching Program Fund, providing a special, semester-long tutoring, mentoring, and coaching program to ensure the academic success of at-risk Greene County students.
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Greene County residents interesting in scholarship assistance through the Greene Light to Enrollment Fund are encouraged to apply on the C-GCC Foundation’s web page.
For more information, call Joan Koweek, executive director of the C-GCC Foundation, at 518.828.4181, extension 3727, or visit SUNYcgcc.edu.