Adult Diploma Program Earns Community Impact Award
Dominion Energy Ohio recognizes innovative program with $10,000 grant
The groundbreaking Adult Diploma Program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) added another honor to its growing list of accolades.
Dominion Energy Ohio last week awarded a $10,000 grant to the program after recognizing it as a winner in its 23rd annual Community Impact Awards competition, co-sponsored with Cleveland Magazine.
A panel of community judges chose a dozen winners from more than 70 entries submitted by organizations throughout the region. The awards recognize nonprofit organizations that make Ohio communities better places to live, learn, work and play.
The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Energy Ohio's parent company, Dominion Energy Resources Inc., funds the Community Impact grants.
“For more than two decades, our Community Impact Awards have honored area community and nonprofit organizations that have made significant positive contributions in their respective communities,” said Jim Eck, vice president and general manager, Ohio and West Virginia Distribution. “This year's winning projects represent the best of Ohio's creativity and potential.”
The Adult Diploma Program at Tri-C connects undereducated Ohio residents with the education and training needed to secure employment in growth industries. Participants are adults aged 22 and older who left high school before graduation.
The innovative program meshes academic work with career training, leading to a high school diploma and workforce credential needed to land an in-demand job. The College honored its first class of Adult Diploma Program graduates last June.
The program previously was selected as a Bellwether Award finalist by the Community College Futures Assembly and won the 2017 Terry O’Banion Shared Journey Exemplary Practice Award from the National Council on Student Development.
March 12, 2018
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