Developmental Education and Special Academic Programs

  • CCBC’s Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) being replicated in nearly 200 colleges and four entire states across the country.
  • 81% of CCBC students require remedial course work in at least one area (English, Math or Reading) and many have needs in all three areas.

Grant highlights

  • Created new pathways to accelerate learning in English, Math, and Reading. Pass rates in gateway courses doubled.
  • Initiated an intrusive model of student support services for students who repeatedly fail developmental course.
  • 78% of students participating in a performance-based scholarship pilot initiative persisted from Fall 2012 to Spring 2013.
  • Embedded a Financial Literacy curriculum in the ACDV 101, benefiting 12,211 in Spring 2011 to Fall 2012.

Sample of funded grants

New and Continuing Grant Awards 2013/2014

Grant title

Total

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Sub-grant with LaGuardia Community College Global Skills for College Completion $97,600
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Sub-grant with Teachers College, Columbia University - Scaling Innovation: Examining the Replication of Deeper Learning Instructional Reforms in Developmental Education $357,850
The Abell Foundation Strive for Excellence Performance-Based Scholarship Program $170,750
Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) MCACGP Higher Education Student Persistence: Partnering Academic Counseling & Tutoring (PACT) $75,960
Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) MCACGP Higher Education Student Persistence: CCBC Math Intensive Care Unit (MICU) $69,209
The Kresge Foundation Pathways to and through College Initiative: Growing the Accelerated Learning Program $500,000
Citi Foundation Money Matters 101 $25,000
Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Sub-grant with Achieving the Dream, Inc.
Financial Empowerment Strategies for Student Success
$65,000
Citi Foundation Financial Literacy Across the Curriculum Program $40,000
Total $1,401,369

New and Continuing Grant Awards 2014/2015

Grant title

Total

Citi Foundation Save Me Part III $50,000
Citi Foundation Save Me: Virtual Visit to Your Financial Future $40,000
Higher One Financial Literacy Counts $3,000
The Kresge Foundation Pathways to and through College Initiative: Growing the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) $150,000
                                                          Total $243,000