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Report from Project Equal Chance

June 21, 2015

For five years, Durango Friends have supported Project Equal Chance (PEC), the Meeting’s allocation dedicated to assisting local low-income first generation students make the transition into their college work. Wendy Alsbrook-Javier, Director of the FLC Talent Search program, and of course Durango Friend, shared her record of PEC activity over the five years.

Wendy writes “ …Meeting has helped 25 high school students earn 197.5 college and vocational credits at a total cost of $3,221.88. By giving students an average of $16.31 per credit hour, Durango Friends Meeting has helped a significant number of local high school graduates enter college with the confidence of previous postsecondary success, transferable credits, and the possibility of less time spent earning a college degree while accruing less debt. That combination is ensuring that many of our students have a greatly increased chance of breaking out of the cycle of poverty for themselves, their families, and for generations to come.”

197.5 credit hours is the equivalent of about 1.5 four-year college degrees.

PEC is funded at $1,400 for 2015. Wendy’s numerical report is available in the meetinghouse foyer.

Wendy has also prepared a display board decorated with thank you notes from student recipients, which will also be in the foyer.

For more information about the FLC Talent Search and TRIO Programs, Click Here.